Friday 11 March 2011
Champion Brisbane Lions and Mt Gravatt utility Darryl White appears set to have played in Queensland for the last time after requesting a transfer to regional Victoria.
The father of seven, who turns 38 in July, is linking with former Morningside and State rover Justin Wilson, who has been coaching in the south for the past two winters.
White struggled through the first half of the 2010 QAFL season and was absent for a number weeks while coaching in the NT Thunder Under 18 program.
He played some good football over the latter stages of the season as the Vultures made a late charge at the flag, but finished well outside the top three in club champion voting for the first time in his four years at the club.
Prior to that he had been a key part of the Brisbane Lions, where he notched 268 games, including 21 AFL finals, and was part of the historic triple-premiership winning side.
He also won a premiership with Mt Gravatt in 2007.
White’s Number 17 has been symbolically passed down to another gifted Indigenous talent Albert Proud.
Proud is set to play at Colburn Avenue tomorrow in the Club Aid Trophy pre-season competition.
The Vultures have also lost diminutive midfielder Aiden Pratt to country Victoria.
The hard-at-the-contest Pratt has sought a change of scenery and will play with Golden Square in the Bendigo Football League.