Combine on horizon for Broome boy

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Claremont Tiger Anthony Treacy.
Camera IconClaremont Tiger Anthony Treacy. Credit: The Sunday Times

It has been an incredible year for Broome footballer Anthony Treacy.

The 22-year-old forward was picked up by the Claremont Tigers in the WAFL in February, has managed to play in the senior team since round five, and is preparing for a finals berth with the side.

But the former Cable Beach Football Club star and 2018 WKFL best and fairest could be about to take his football to the next level.

Treacy, right, is one of 18 West Australians invited to attend this year’s State Combine, where he will come under the microscope of AFL clubs across the country.

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He told the Broome Advertiserit felt rewarding to have his hard work recognised.

“It’s really some good news on the side while I’m playing for a team that has played a strong season and trying to win a premiership,” he said.

“It came as a bit of surprise to me as well because I haven’t been in direct contact with any AFL clubs yet.

“I’ve been putting in the hard yards with my training and gym and been doing everything possible to keep myself getting picked this year.”

Treacy said he was enjoying his time in the WAFL but would be prepared to go wherever he had to to get his AFL shot.

“I will go anywhere and I would be ready for it,” he said.

“But what is good is that I am really enjoying myself right now, I have a good routine with my footy and work and actually liking it down in Perth, apart from how cold it is.”

The WA State Combine will begin in October.

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