Collingwood ruckman Darcy Cameron has achieved the second part of his footballing dream by taking the 2023 premiership cup back to his junior club in Albany. Fans, friends and family were out in force after receiving the chance to see the cup that Cameron helped to win for the Magpies. Collingwood have organised a national tour for the premiership cup and Cameron was quick to put the North Albany Football Club on the schedule. “I asked the question pretty quickly after we did win it,” he said “I really wanted to bring it back and show it off to friends and family that I grew up with. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be possible. “I thought they’d just take it to the major cities of WA and South Australia. I’m glad I asked the question early because I think it made it achievable. “It means a lot. Coming back to where it all started in my football journey – North Albany was a big part of me growing up with my dad playing for the club and my brother playing for the club. “It means a lot to be able to come here and present the cup to people that mean the most to me.” Cameron won a colts premiership for North Albany in 2011, then joined Claremont in the WAFL before getting drafted by Sydney and then traded to Collingwood. He soaked up every moment of the premiership and even sang on stage with Daryl Braithwaite at Collingwood’s celebrations. Cameron said the joy he’d experienced since winning the premiership had provided added motivation to train hard during the pre-season to give the club the best opportunity to win another flag. “That feeling we’ve had, I just want it again. That week went so fast. I need to have that experience again. I think everyone will come back equally as motivated,” he said. The premiership cup will head to the North Mandurah Football Club on Saturday with former players Sharrod Wellingham and Chris Mayne present for those celebrations. Having already been to South Australia, the cup tour will then move to the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania.