MYRTLEFORD has bolstered its midfield depth, signing Blake Parker from West Australia.
Parker arrives at McNamara Reserve after having played for Kwinana Knights last season.
“He is a bigger bodied on-baller and will give our midfield another dimension,” Myrtleford coach Jake Sharp said.
“It was something we probably lacked last season.
“We had the outside speed but not so much of the bigger bodies in the midfield that you need to do the grunt work.
“He has shown some promising signs already in the pre-season and I can see him playing a role.”
The Saints have had a productive off season after signing Sharp alongside former Werribee defender Nathan Laracy and another young West Australian in Jake Richards.
They have also lured former players Tom McDonagh, Brodie Riccardi and Riley O’Shea back to the club.
Former coaches Brad Murray and Leigh Corcoran will be assistant coaches to Sharp who is the youngest coach in Myrtleford’s history.
“I’m happy with the recruits we have been able to land but as a coach you are always striving to get as many recruits on board as possible,” he said.
“We have definitely strengthened our list and the depth is a lot better than previous years.
“To get some of the local boys back was a priority and we have been able to achieve that.
“It’s helped create a really good atmosphere around the club and even the thirds have got good numbers.
“A lot of people have put in a lot of effort to get to this point and are fully aware there is still a fair way to go but are confident we are heading in the right direction.”\
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