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The mid-season steal Josh Carmichael who swapped bat for ball, and hasn’t looked back

SO MUCH has changed so fast for Josh Carmichael. He is still getting his head around the fact people know who he is inside the Collingwood Football Club. He still can’t believe he gets free Nike boots. And he is still surprised people want to interview him. But they do.

Carmichael was working in a bottle shop and pub in West Croydon less than two months ago, studying construction management at the University of South Australia and chasing a Burley around each weekend for West Adelaide in the SANFL. 

This time last year he was playing for Merbein in front of 200 people in the Sunraysia Football League just north of Mildura, a part of the world where he was once better known for his exploits with a table tennis bat than with a football.

Now the 22-year-old is playing in big games for Collingwood. 

On Sunday, Carmichael replaced Brayden Maynard in the last quarter and…

Read more at www.afl.com.au

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