George Horlin-Smith

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George Horlin-Smith
Personal information
Full name George Horlin-Smith
Date of birth (1992-12-22) 22 December 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Original team Sturt (SANFL)
Draft 37th overall, 2010
Geelong
Height/Weight 186 cm / 78 kg
Position(s) Midfielder, forward
Club information
Current club Geelong
Number 33
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012– Geelong 11 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013

George Horlin-Smith (born 22 December 1992) is an Australian rules footballer for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He went to Pembroke School in Adelaide, South Australia.[1] Horlin-Smith was a promising cricketer, having co-captained the Australian under-16 cricket team to the West Indies in 2008, but he decided to pursue a career in football.[2] He has played for Geelong in the NAB Cup.[3] He was taken by Geelong at number 37 in the 2010 AFL national draft.[4] After suffering a shoulder injury in the lead-up to the 2011 season, Horlin-Smith was unable to break into Geelong's strong senior team, but he did manage nine games for Geelong's VFL side.[3]

Horlin-Smith's development continued in 2012, playing three games with Geelong's AFL side. His 2012 season in Geelong's VFL side garnered a premiership medal with the Cats, and the Norm Goss Memorial Medal for best player afield in the Grand Final.[5] He finished the regular season as Geelong's highest vote getter in the J.J. Liston medal, coming 5th overall.[6]

Horlin-Smith was awarded the Round 4 nomination for the 2013 AFL Rising Star.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Homfray, Reece (31 October 2008). "Big hitters ready to swing for Twenty20 Bowl". Eastern Courier Messenger. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Gullan, Scott (21 November 2010). "Prodigy George Horlin-Smith ready for Cats challenge". Herald Sun. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Murnane, Matt (24 February 2012). "NAB Cup: tonight's games". The Age. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Gullan, Scott (22 November 2010). "Teenager inherits Gazza's number". Herald Sun. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Carbonaro, Ben. "Horlin-Smith Wins Norm Goss Medal". 
  6. ^ Amy, Paul (4 September 2012). "Werribee's Ben Ross wins VFL's JJ Liston Trophy". Leader. 
  7. ^ Davidson, Ryan (23 April 2013). "Double barrel, rising star". 

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