HENTY has re-signed Jared Brennan for a third season.
In a major coup for the Swampies, Brennan has recommitted after taking out their best and fairest despite only playing 10 matches.
Newly appointed coach Heath Ohlin said the club was buzzing after signing its most important player.
"It's exciting news for the club," Ohlin said.
"He is a ripping fella and I'm over the moon to have him commit for another season not only on the field but to have around the club.
"Jared has really embraced the club and towards the back end of the season brought his partner and kids to most matches.
"Living up on the Sunshine Coast he could obviously choose any club in the country to play for.
"The fact that he wants to play for Henty for a third season says a fair bit about the culture of the club."
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Brennan edged out Ohlin for the best and fairest.
Ohlin is a previous winner of the honour in 2011 and 2017.
He could consider himself unlucky not to have won four after finishing runner-up behind AFL players in Brennan and Sam Murray in 2014.
While it was a remarkable effort by Brennan to win the award from 10 matches, Ohlin said is was no shock.
"It was not suprising really, he has played 180 odd AFL matches for a reason," he said.
"He is a class above anyone running around in the Hume league.
"Jared is one of the most humble blokes you could meet and enjoys his footy, socialising with everyone after matches and just being around the club.
"The juniors love him being at the club and he is very generous with his time.
"He stays with Matt Klemke when he plays and the first thing he does when he gets here on the Friday is grab Matty's kid and goes and has a hit of tennis with him."
Ohlin said he expected Brennan to play a similar amount of matches next season depending on his work commitments.
In a further boost the Swampies have lured former players Beau Connell, Hamish Ross and Jack McCallum back to the club.
Favourite son Brent Piltz and premiership forward Jason Brown have also committed to assistant coaching roles.
"We have taking a different tact with recruiting and are trying to lure former players back to the club," Ohlin said.
"There is more who are at university at Geelong that we are waiting to hear from."