Top tips and taps

Darren Flanigan coaches young ruckmen  including Red Cliffs’ Liam Heath.

Darren Flanigan coaches young ruckmen including Red Cliffs’ Liam Heath.

DEVELOPING Sunraysia rucks received valuable tips and guidance from a former VFL and AFL ruckman on Wednesday night.

Former Geelong and St Kilda player Darren Flanigan, who is AFL Victoria’s female talent manager, instructed a group of 17 young players in the basics of the position in a one-hour session at the Mildura Senior College main oval.

The session covered positional work, including tips to avoid getting hurt at centre bounces, as well as tap work and other aspects of the position.

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