MOTLOP NAME RETURNS TO GLENELG

Published on: Nov 14 2017 | Author: Zac Milbank |

Glenelg has secured the signature of Marlon Motlop, reigniting the Motlop surname for a second generation at Brighton Road.

The 2015 Barrie Robran Medal winner has decided to switch SANFL clubs, leaving North Adelaide to join his uncle Mark Motlop as a senior player of the Tigers.

Mark Motlop played 43 games and kicked 26 goals for the Bays during a strong era for the club from 1983 to 1985.

And now his nephew will also don the black and goal, with Marlon keep to recapture the form which earned him a berth in the West End State team two years ago.

A silky-skilled midfielder, Marlon Motlop averaged 17 disposals in his 10 appearances this season in the Macca’s League, before having his campaign ended early due to shoulder surgery.

The 27-year-old – who measures in at 181cm and 81kg – also appeared in five AFL matches for the Power, where he was at Alberton between 2008 and 2011.

Marlon Motlop currently works with Port Adelaide, where he is the club’s Aboriginal Programs Coordinator.

He will join fellow indigenous stars Terry and Ian Milera at Tigerland while APY Lands wingman Dom Barry could also play alongside him if he’s overlooked in the AFL National or Rookie Draft.

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