Ginnivan stars

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL Jack Ginnivan was awarded the Anzac Medal in the clash between Collingwood and Essendon at the MCG on Monday. Photo: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos

Angela Crawford
Castlemaine is proving a breeding ground for top AFL talent, with the latest export, teenager Jack Ginnivan, awarded the Anzac Medal in the clash between Collingwood and Essendon on Monday.
Following in the footsteps of former ‘Maine locals, Richmond’s Dustin Martin and Bailey Henderson (VFL), Carlton’s Steven Oliver and Port Adelaide’s Kane Farrell, the young Collingwood recruit has exploded onto the sport’s main stage.
At just 19 years of age, Ginnivan was named best on ground in only his 10th game for the Pies after the small forward booted a career-high five goals from 12 touches.
His performance helped Collingwood sink arch-rival Essendon by 11 points in front of a crowd of 84,000 at the MCG and earned him the round six nomination for the NAB AFL Rising Star.
Collingwood captain and three-time Anzac Medal winner Scott Pendlebury said Ginnivan was “just so classyā€¯ that he was already… Get the full story in today’s Mail…

Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.