Nixon brothers sign for Barooga

Bo Nixon in action for Collingwood in 2004. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
Bo Nixon in action for Collingwood in 2004. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

BAROOGA looks all but certain to charge up the Murray league ladder this year after signing Bo, Natt and Seb Nixon.

The brothers, originally from Yarrawonga, chose to link up at the Hawks under new coach Leigh Ramsdale.

Bo, 29, spent three years in the AFL with Collingwood and Hawthorn before joining VFL powerhouse Port Melbourne in 2006.

He spent 2013 playing in Sydney but is now in Melbourne.

Natt, 25, also had a stint at the Borough previously while Seb, 20, spent 2013 with University Blues in the Victorian Amateurs.

Ramsdale, who has lured a host of former Pigeons to the Hawks’ nest since, said the Nixons’ arrival capped off a solid off-season.

“They all have the ability to still be playing at a higher level, but they all wanted to have a kick together,” he said.

Bo will join former AFL player Tim Hargreaves as a key target up forward, while 185 centimeters tall Natt also can play key position.

Seb is a midfielder.

Barooga won just the single game in 2013 but has enjoyed a resurgence since Ramsdale became coach and now looks a certain finals contender.

Hargreaves, Will Gorman, Chris Wilson, Jack O’Callaghan and Tyler Murfitt have all left Yarrawonga to play for the Hawks, while key Maribyrnong Park pair James Philpot and Marcus Smith look quality signings from the Essendon and District league.

Wahgunyah’s Terence Jones, Gareth Oughton (Billabong Crows), Ben McNeill and Joel Kirk (Rennie) are also on board.