Recruited from the Hammers (Sandingham). A shock non-selection in last year’s AFL national draft and AFL rookie draft, Kallen played at Sandringham in 2010 after starring with Bendigo Pioneers at TAC Cup level in 2009 where he won the Club's Champion Player Award for two consecutive years. Only one other footballer has managed that feat, Nathan Brown (Foots/Rich). The runner up to Kallen in 2009 was Dustin Martin (Rich). Both indicators of a fair pedigree. At Sandringham, Kallen was runner up in the Reserves Best & Fairest (by 1 vote) and was adjudged their Best Player in the 2010 Finals Series. Sandringham is aligned with the St Kilda Football Club, where brother Jarryn plays.
Gearzy represented Victoria Country at the AFL national under-18 championships in 2009 and was one of that team’s leading players. Known for his strong work ethic, toughness at the ball and hard running. At TAC Cup level, where he generally lined up across the middle, he averaged 25 disposals and 1 goal per match. AFL youth and high performance coordinator Jason McCartney profiled the most exciting prospects from the NAB National Under 18 Championship matches in 2009 and made the following comment about Gearzy: Kallen Geary – I liked Kallen's game – the brother of St Kilda's Jarryn. He played midfield/half-back and finished with 22 disposals, six marks, four inside-50s and two rebound 50s. He was clean, made good decisions and showed tremendous courage
Kallen attended Draft Camp in Canberra last year and set the course alight with his speed and endurance smashing the 3 kilometre time trial record with a lightning 9.43. He is known as a hard small tough player. He does well outside and also enjoys the in-and-under role. An ability to run all day without losing pace is his key - he knows where to run – and has clean disposal skills at pace under pressure. Clearly, Kallen is very dedicated to his football and has learned much from his brother in the VFL and AFL systems. Judging from form in intra club games, he doesn't have too much more to learn, but is a sponge when it comes to team game plans and the like. A skipper in the making?
A brilliant debut season. Played in all 18 games and ran second to Tink in the B&F and represented Queensland against WA. Rang rings around opposition with a roving commission across the middle. Looking fit on the track in 2012 and if we told you his time trails you would not believe them. An elite player.
Off the deck Gearzy is a safety specialist who speaks English and Sex, and we are not certain of any relationship between occupation and languages spoken/signed. At the minute, he is confused in Queensland and has developed an eerie hatred of mornings and can't figure out where the evenings go to in the land of no daylight saving. Rings his Mum too late at night. Fancies himself as a singer and a good judge of full forwards.
- Number: 3
- Born: 1991
- Weight: 76
- Height: 179
- Senior games played prior to this season: 18
- # of career games:
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