LEITCHVILLE-GUNBOWER’S Marty Hore gave his former football club more than a premiership to celebrate this year.
The Collingwood defender has been named in the back pocket in the 2017 VFL team of the year.
Hore spent the weekend watching his young brother Brady help the Bombers to its first Heathcote and District Football League senior flag since joining the league in 2010 before his own achievement came on Monday night at the JJ Liston Trophy.
The 21-year-old played 15 VFL matches in 2017, averaging 22 disposals and seven marks in his second season with the Magpies.
His incredible season in the VFL also saw him invited to next month’s RookieMe draft combine and nominated for the Forthergill round medal for the best up and coming young player in the competition.
Hore was most noticed for his aerial expertise and ability to take strong intercept marks, as well as his composure across half-back flank.
‘‘I’ve worked pretty hard over the last two years to get where I am,’’ Hore said when he was first invited to the 2017 combine.
‘‘Playing in the VFL has been an enjoyable experience and I’ve become a lot fitter in that time.’’