LAVINGTON hard-nut Jack Nunn has signed with Canberra Demons.
After a break-out season with the Panthers, the talented 23-year-old has moved to test himself at a higher level by committing to the Kade Klemke-coached NEAFL side.
“I started playing for Lavington in the under-13s so it’s going to be really different playing somewhere else,” Nunn said.
The chance to have a crack at a higher level was pretty appealingJack Nunn
“Lavington has been great to me, but I just got speaking to Kade and thought it was a good opportunity.
“The chance to have a crack at a higher level was pretty appealing.
“I went over to South Australia for a look and that was awesome as well, but I guess just knowing Kade for such a long time was the difference.”
Nunn finished third in Lavington’s best and fairest count on Friday night behind Martin Brennan and Tom Hargreave.
He topped the Panthers’ goalkicking with 26 majors despite spending time in the midfield.
“I’m looking forward to getting over there for pre-season and hopefully earning some respect from my teammates,” he said.
“That’s the right way to go about it I think.”
Klemke said Nunn would be a perfect fit for the Demons.
“I go back a fair way with Jack and he’s a really good person and footballer,” Klemke said.
“He’s had a great season at Lavington with his attack on the ball and work ethic and he will be fantastic for our club.
“We are a young side with the NEAFL being a great pathway to the AFL with 77 players drafted since 2011.”
Canberra Demons finished seventh on the ladder this season with seven wins and 11 losses, with Brisbane Lions and Sydney Swans playing off in the grand final.
Matt Sharp, Will Lenehan and Sam Harris have also left Lavington, while Andrew Dess has returned.