TWO footballers at opposite ends of their careers will call Albury Sportsground home this season.
Promising The Rock-Yerong Creek youngster Jack Driscoll will play for the Tigers when free of commitments with Greater Western Sydney's under 19s while two-time Des Kennedy medallist Kylin Morey is looking for a strong finish to his playing days after several years in the footballing wilderness.
Both have been training strongly under co-coaches Luke Daly and Anthony Miles.
Driscoll, who stands at 202-centimetres, is travelling from his family farm near Yerong Creek in a bid to fast-track his development.
"Jack's nominated us as his home club and is knuckling down well to the work," Daly said.
"I think he wanted to get to a club to complement his training.
"We really don't know how many games Jack will play for us though as the NAB League hasn't released its draw yet.
"There are national championships as well so it's all up in the air.
"He's a real development player but we're excited to have him at Albury."
Driscoll, 18, played several matches for Hume league club Osborne in the AFL Riverina Championship last season after the Farrer league season was abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic.
His uncle, Graeme Terlich, is a former Albury premiership player.
Morey is no stranger to the Ovens and Murray after kicking 29 goals for North Albury in 2015.
He starred in two Brocklesby-Burrumbuttock grand final victories in the Hume league before applying for a clearance to Upper Murray league club Cudgewa.
"Kylin's been out of footy for a few years so it's going to take him some time to get his body right but he hasn't missed a beat at training," Daly said.
"Obviously he's played some good footy."
Morey works with Tiger star Alex Jones.
Meanwhile, Albury officially farewelled one of its champions in Chris Hyde at training this week.
Hyde, arguably the Tigers' greatest player of the modern era, considered playing this season before recently making the decision to retire.
"'Hydey' had every intention of playing if his body was right but he was pulling up a bit sore and didn't want to hold someone out of a game," Daly said.
"He's been an absolute champion of the club."
Long-time team manager Ross Ried gave an emotional speech at Hyde's farewell, outlining his decorated career.
Hyde starred in seven Tiger flags.