HENTY look set to remain a force next season with re-appointed coach Joel Price locking away a host of key players including former AFL stars Damian Cupido and Jared Brennan.
Price, who has the Swampies sitting on top of the ladder three rounds before the finals, said Cupido and Brennan didn’t hesitate to recommit for another 12 months.
“We have 15 senior players re-signed so it’s good to have that done nice and early,” Price said.
We have spoken to every player on our list and our main focus now is the rest of this seasonCoach Joel Price
“I’m glad the club has shown faith in me and all the signings show loyalty and a good culture as people want to stick around and be part of what we are building.
“’Cupes’ has played footy at a fair few clubs and for him to recommit shows how much he’s enjoying it.
“The big thing for Jared is he wants to play some footy together.
“With our points this year, we won’t be able to fit him in come finals time.
“He enjoys the club and the country football atmosphere and he will be on board on a bit more of a permanent basis next year.”
Brennan, who was recruited mid-season and lives on the Sunshine Coast, has played three senior matches and will only play finals if one of the Swampies’ highest-ranked point players is injured.
Henty is hopeful Western Australian pair Daniel and Dale Cox will stay with the club while brilliant forward Jarrah Maksymow is considering playing at a higher level.
“We have spoken to every player on our list and our main focus now is the rest of this season,” he said.
“Things have been going along pretty well but there is a long way to go.”
Henty has lost only one match to Culcairn with the Swampies out for revenge at Henty on Saturday.
Henty and Brock-Burrum have already secured the double chance.