Mitch Hallinan loves playing footy for the Calliope Roosters.
Mitch Hallinan loves playing footy for the Calliope Roosters. Rebekah Smith

Monday Male has sights set on spot in Queensland side

MITCH Hallinan has played for the Calliope Roosters for 14 years and couldn't imagine playing for another local club.

The talented centre has ambitions of playing at the next level some day, but for now enjoys playing for his home club and completing an electrical apprentice- ship.

"I'm just doing my apprenticeship at the moment in town. I'm in fourth year.

"I knock that off at the end of the year and I would like to move down to Brisbane somewhere, or even have a start with the Capras in the Q Cup. It would be ideal."

It is the third year that Mitch has played in the local A-league division.

"I started off as a half back when I was in the juniors but I was too big and too slow," he said.

But the 21-year-old showed some pace on the field at the weekend when the Calliope Roosters took on the Valleys Football Club.

Mitch said an extended rest due to an injury meant he had more energy to put into the game.

"I have just come back from an ankle injury. I tore two ligaments in my ankle, so it's good to come back and I have got a bit more left in me," he said.



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