New Saint Kyran set on glory

KYRAN Brooks has settled in well in his first season with Edenhope-Apsley and now has his sights set on winning a senior flag.

Brooks, 24, is from Western Australia and previously played with Jerramungup Football Club in the Ongerup Football Association.

He played in premierships with the club in 2008, 2009 and 2011, before relocating to Edenhope for work in October.

Brooks, a farm hand, said he was enjoying his football with Edenhope-Apsley.

“It’s been good,” he said.

Edenhope-Apsley started the season in blistering fashion, winning its first 14 games.

Brooks said the side was still feeling confident heading into finals despite losing two of its past three games.

“There is still a good vibe around the club,” he said.

“We know we’re on top for a reason.”

Brooks is a versatile player, capable of playing forward or in defence.

“I’m just happy to fill a spot, as long as I’m out there I’m happy,” he said.

He represented the Horsham District Football League at interleague level earlier in the season.

He said he had fond memories of being part of the league’s stunning come-from-behind win against Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League in Maryborough.

“That’s been one of my highlights of my time over here,” he said.

Brooks said he always enjoyed testing himself at interleague level.

“It’s something I always try to get involved in,” he said.

“It’s good to give myself a challenge of playing at that level, you learn a lot playing alongside the best players.

“It is great to be part of and is always a good trip away with a different bunch of blokes too.”

While Brooks lists that interleague win as a highlight to date of his time in the Wimmera, he has set a bigger goal in September.

“It’d be unreal if we could win the premiership,” he said.

“I’ve made some mates for life here already and it would make all the hard work we’ve put in this season worth it.”

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