Impressive small forward Mitch Chafer joins Werribee for 2024

28 February 2024

In the week leading up to the VFL standalone carnival and club's second preseason practice match, Werribee has signed promising small forward Mitch Chafer.

The talented 24-year-old Chafer spent two seasons honing his craft with the Geelong Falcons. After his stint with the Falcons, he moved on to play for the GFNL’s Grovedale, where his standout performances in the 2022 and 2023 seasons earned him VFL experience across both years.

In Chafer's 2022 breakout season, he featured in 13 games for Grovedale and booted 32 goals, with his 2.5 goal a game average securing him a spot in the GFNL Team of the Year. This solid performance also earnt him a VFL debut, where he made an impression with three appearances for Geelong in the back end of the season, kicking four goals.

In 2023, Chafer took his game to another level, dominating with 42 goals in just 15 games for Grovedale. These performances, once again, earned him a spot in the Team of the Year, and saw him feature in a hand full of games for Geelong’s VFL side to end the season.

Reflecting on the signing, Werribee Football Club's Football Manager, Ash Collins, expressed his excitement about Chafer's arrival, lauding his talent and work ethic; “Mitch has impressed all pre-season, from being a standout in October’s trials to making an impact on Friday night against Williamstown at Deakin”.

“Mitch has consistently demonstrated a really good goal sense, hitting the scoreboard at all levels he’s played at, as we’ve seen during his stints at both Grovedale and Geelong VFL”.

Following the bittersweet chapter of our history that was the 2023 season, the story continues and this year we want you back to help us achieve a different ending.Our board, our coaches, our players and our staff are ready to embark on a new season, united in our mission for the ultimate success. The question remains: Are you with us?

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