Petty visits talented local footballers

VISIT: Jacob Kennerley, Cameron Taheny, Harrison Petty and Ben Jarvis out the front of the Rostrevor College boarding house which they all shared last year.
VISIT: Jacob Kennerley, Cameron Taheny, Harrison Petty and Ben Jarvis out the front of the Rostrevor College boarding house which they all shared last year.

Some of the Eyre Peninsula’s most promising football talents were reunited with Melbourne defender and Wudinna local Harrison Petty last week.

The three State U18 squad players, Cameron Taheny from Cleve, Ben Jarvis from Port Lincoln and Jacob Kennerley from Cummins are boarders at Rostrevor College, where Petty lived and studied before being drafted by the Demons.

The three state footballers were able to catch up with Petty during his visit.

Taheny, Jarvis and Kennerley shared a boarding house with Petty before he was drafted.

Petty, who grew up in Wudinna, comes from a strong sporting stable that includes three generations of champion cricketers, footballers and netballers.

Melbourne’s senior AFL coach Simon Goodwin indicated the 197cm defender could soon make his AFL debut.