Locals making their mark

October 5, 2022 BY

Footballers from the region in the spotlight on the AFL stage
Former Dartmoor local Jeremy Cameron (pictured right) has added more silverware to his 2022 AFL premiership medal, being jointly awarded the Geelong Football Club’s 2022 best & fairest – sharing the honour with midfielder Cam Guthrie. In football circles, taking out the club’s highest honour, which at Geelong is the Carji Greeves Medal, in a premiership year is considered even more impressive.

The other South East connected news saw Keith’s Jack Redden (pictured below) call time on his 14 season career, despite having a trigger in his contract to play in 2023 for a 15th season.

The 31 year old took the AFL world by surprise when he announced he was walking away last week after 263 games, and with a premiership medal in his collection as well when he was part of the dramatic 2018 decider. In that season, Redden was also crowned the Eagles player of the finals., finishing runner up to Elliott Yeo in the JOhn Worsforld Medal that same year.

Redden finished sixth in the Eagles’ best and fairest this season and was among their most consistent performers in a challenging campaign, averaging 21.7 disposals in 21 games.

Redden started his career at the Brisbane LIons after being drafted in the 2008 Nartional Draft at pick 25, playing 129 of his games with the Lions before playing out his career in the West.