Henderson to stick with Bendigo Pioneers

Bailey Henderson
Bailey Henderson

AFL clubs are keen to see Bailey Henderson play another season at TAC Cup level.

Henderson has been cleared to play with the Bendigo Pioneers as a 19-year-old in 2018.

The talented utility missed selection in last month’s AFL national and rookie drafts, but he clearly remains on the radar of AFL clubs.

Under TAC Cup rules, a sub-committee made up of AFL club and AFL Victoria representatives need to give approval to 19-year-olds playing with their respective TAC Cup clubs.

Golden Square ruckman Daniel Keating and Castlemaine key position player Zac Denahy will also play for the Pioneers as 19-year-olds.

Meanwhile, several of the Bendigo Pioneers’ 2017 graduates are training with VFL clubs.

Darby Henderson (Williamstown), Cooper Jones (Geelong), Caleb Sheahan (Richmond) and Mitch Kemp (North Melbourne) are completing pre-season training in an attempt to force their way onto VFL lists for 2018.