Monday 21 March 2011

High-powered Mt Gravatt recruit Albert Proud showed he will be a huge asset to the Vultures in the 2011 season with a lively display in a badly beaten side during the Club Aid Trophy on Saturday.

Proud played exclusively in the forward line in the Vultures’ 25-point loss to Morningside in the wet in the abbreviated 40-minute game but was in the action on the occasions the ball did go forward.

Looking trim and lean after a big pre-season of training with the Brisbane Lions, Proud showed the same desire to get the football as he did with the Lions in 2008 when he finished sixth in the Grogan Medal despite missing eight QAFL games.

Proud will no doubt be an important part of the midfield engine room when the NEAFL premiership season begins on April 2 but proved he will also be dangerous if rested up forward.

Western Magpies recruit Luke Scott worked hard up the ground from half-forward and he too will be a bonus for the Vultures when the real stuff starts.

Morningside dominated the clearances in the marquee match of the day at Graham Road and looked in game shape approaching Saturday’s Foxtel Cup clash with the NT Thunder at the Gabba.

Mt Gravatt open their season against the Gold Coast Sun Reserves the following weekend, while Morningside clash with the Lions Reserves.

Photo: Albert Proud in action on Saturday courtesy Tim Size

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