Tarrawingee will field two ex-AFL players next year in former Carlton defender Karl Norman and one-time North Melbourne backman Lachlan Hansen.
It's extremely rare for an O and K outfit to field two players from the elite level.
Norman played 23 games for the Blues from 2003-05, while Hansen spent 11 seasons with the Kangaroos from 2007, racking up 151 games.
"Lachie's mates with our coach Xavier Norden," president Jarrod Everitt said.
"He's played all the higher level footy and it's pretty full on, he and his wife have a couple of young kids and he wants to come to the footy with the family and enjoy the weekend and he's got plenty of family and friends here."
Hansen's brother Damon has also joined the club.
"They've never played footy together, they've always played different levels," Everitt said.
Norman has spent much of his career with O and K outfit Glenrowan and Ovens and Murray club Wangaratta Rovers, where he was drafted after a breakout 2002.
"Just the general size of him, his footy smarts, he'll be a massive inclusion for us," Everitt said.
Norman will be 38 next May but he showed his class when he starred for the O and K in a 98-point loss to the Tallangatta and District league in 2019.
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Given both Norman and Hansen are also 190cm-plus, the Bulldogs will start one of the favourites.
The club has also signed Fraser Elliott.