Darcy Fort believes his ability
to play in attack was the reason behind his AFL dream being realised in his hometown, seven years after first nominating for the NAB AFL Draft.
The South Barwon and Geelong Falcons product returned home this week after stints at three state league clubs – Werribee, Footscray and most recently three years with Central District in Adelaide.
And just moments after being taken at No.68 in last week's draft, the 25-year-old had resigned from his job as a civil engineer and was on the phone to his family.
"Having a few free feeds from mum might help me a little it and I don't have to worry too much about the move or making friends," the 205cm Fort said.
"I have plenty of friends and family here that will always support me, so I have probably got a bit of a leg up over the other boys.
"I'm absolutely stoked. Leading up to the draft I thought I just want to be on a list and then when they (Geelong) read my name out I was over the moon."