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Local gun Rory Atkins gets drafted by Adelaide

Congratulations to local boy Rory Atkins for being selected by Adelaide with their second pick at number 82 in last night’s draft.

Rory is a local kid from Strathmore who played his junior footy at Marby Park and has won Calder Canon’s best and Fairest Award.

I had the great pleasure in coaching Rory at cricket when he was in under 16’s at Strathmore Cricket Club. Wow can this kid hit a cricket ball!

If Rory had not chosen footy as his sport, I am sure he could have played a great level of cricket. Rory is a gun sportsman and just a lovely young man. He is one of the most polite and likeable kids I have ever met. With a wicked sense of humour and his infectiously likeable nature, I am sure Rory will go along way to succeed in his life’s pursuits.

Keep an eye on Rory Atkins at Adelaide, a future star in the making…and I already have his autograph (as is seen in the photo above…)

Hurry up and get traded to Essendon Rory, I would love to watch you play at my footy club.

Good luck mate,

Col Gray

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