Flynn Appleby

Date of Birth: 21/01/1999

Club: Collingwood FC

Games (Goals): 0 (0)

Recruited From: 2017 NAB Rookie Draft, from Greater Western Victorian Rebels (TAC Cup)


Flynn enjoyed a solid season for the Greater Western Victorian Rebels where he was mainly used as a defender.

Having finished his high school at the end of 2016, Flynn utilised the year working at the Football Club in various roles, along with working at the Ballarat Yacht Club, as well as focussing on developing his Football in a hope to be drafted.

Finishing the season particularly strong, Flynn made an appearance for the North Ballarat Roosters in the VFL where he played a terrific shut down role on Collingwood's Kayle Kirby. This no doubt caught the recruiters attention, as Flynn went on to play critical roles against various TAC Cup opponents including key position and small forwards.

Unfortunately Flynn didn't receive an invitation to the National or State Combine, however this didn't dent his progress as he continued to train with the Rebels and undertook a few club testing days where he could hopefully impress. Fortunately it did the trick as Flynn was selected by Collingwood in the Rookie Draft.