Tatyoon to potentially unveil former Geelong star Joel Corey against Lismore-Derrinallum

GEELONG triple premiership player Joel Corey is a chance to play finals for Mininera and District league club Tatyoon due to a favourable by-law.

The 276-game former Cat is expected to make his Tatyoon debut against league pace-setter Lismore-Derrinallum on Saturday.

Under the league’s by-laws, Corey could play finals for the Hawks without playing a game throughout the home and away season.

Mininera and District league president John Box said the rules stated a senior player only had to be registered before June 30 to qualify for finals.

Box said it was a by-law which would be reviewed and “probably changed”.

“I am not in favour of it. If you play five or six games throughout the season, it’s different,” he said.

Tatyoon president Max Vallance said Corey, now an assistant at the Western Bulldogs, was a handy pick-up.

“It’s great for all the young people at the club to see how these sort of players go about it and how they prepare for games,” he said. “It’s a great morale-booster for the club to see someone of his calibre at the club.”