From Frankston Standard Leader
Reported by Paul Amy
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FRANKSTON'S latest recruit has come a long way to play in the VFL - all the way from Jacksonville, Florida.
Alex Starling, who was scouted by the Sydney Swans two years ago, arrived in Melbourne on Saturday, being collected at Tullamarine by Dolphins coach Simon Goosey and assistant Bob Keddie.
Starling, 24, 196cm and 93kg, is a college basketballer who was signed by the Swans in 2012 under the international scholarship scheme.
But a stress fracture of the leg prevented them from listing him as an international rookie this year.
However the injury hasn't extinguished Starling's dream of playing football.