WODONGA Raiders’ Neagle brothers will play for Central District next season.
Jydon, Matt and Jaxon, who were approached by a handful of VFL clubs including Werribee and Essendon, will move to South Australia in January.
Jydon said the siblings were looking forward to testing themselves at a higher level.
“I just thought to myself with my body I won’t be playing in about five years time so I’ve got an offer to play some really good footy,” Jydon said.
We were on the way to Darwin a while ago and Central got us to stop in and they really sold itJydon Neagle
“We were on the way to Darwin a few weeks ago and Central got us to stop in and they really sold it.
“They seem like a ripping club.
“We can’t wait to get into it.”
Jydon has won Wodonga Raiders last three best and fairest awards in a stellar 70-match career at Birallee Park.
The classy midfielder-forward has also represented the Ovens and Murray and had a stint with Essendon in the VFL.
Matt attracted interest from AFL clubs Greater Western Sydney and Essendon this year after a breakout season across half back but was overlooked in last month’s rookie draft.
Jaxon played seven matches in his first year of senior football this season.
“We’ll definitely be going back to the Raiders one day,” Jydon said.
“They have been really good to us.
“Adelaide is sort of like Albury-Wodonga but a bit bigger.
“I’ve been to Melbourne and done that and I’m probably not a big Melbourne fan being a country boy so it will be something completely different for us.”
Former Albury premiership player Sam Milne plays for Central District while Roy Laird has coached the club since 2003 and taken it to seven flags.