Nineteen year old First Nations midfielder Brandon Parfitt says he’ll miss Stephen Motlop at Geelong.

Motlop left the Cats for Port Adelaide in the weeks following the Grand Final, leaving Parfitt to say farewell to the man who took him under his wing when he arrived at the club.

Parfitt (pictured) says while he was shocked to see Motlop depart, seeing Gary Ablett at training with the rest of the clubs star studded mids  certainly softened the blow.