By NOEL MURPHY
MEET Mitch Clark … the other Mitch Clark that is.
He might not be 200cm or 100-plus kilos, or a key AFL forward, but he could be one of Geelong’s rising sport stars.
This diminutive Mitch Clark is nowhere near his mid-20s either but, what the heck, he’s got a couple of things the Melbourne forward now eyeballing Kardinia Park as his new home hasn’t.
For starters, young Mitch enjoys plumb spot in the league’s goal-scoring ladder, with a cool 249 majors — 71 ahead of his nearest rival.
He’s also owner of a current premiership flag after trouncing his nearest rivals in the grand final late September.
Young Mitch was also unofficial skipper of that team, making him a current premiership captain.
That’s not a bad effort in any code.
Young Mitch’s code is basketball. His team is Ocean Grove Marlins. His grade is under-12.
He’s modest about his achievements. No prizes for big-noting yourself, of course.
“Yeah, it’s pretty good,” he said about the flag win.
“Yeah, it’s not bad,” he offered about his namesake.
Much as the larger variety Mitch Clark might fancy his sporting credentials, the news is all bad for him at the Marlins.
Sorry mate, they don’t seem to need yo