CHDBU have signed talented big man Kyle Docherty as assistant coach.
In a major boost to the Power emerging as a finals force, Docherty joins the merged identity after a season with Corowa-Rutherglen.
Docherty arrived at the John Foord Oval this year with a big reputation.
A versatile key position player, Docherty had been named in the Team of the Year in both the Ballarat and Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League Team of the Year in recent seasons.
Docherty didn't disappoint with the Roos to provide a strong marking target in attack and average more than two goals a match.
Power co-coach John Pratt said Docherty should prove more than a handful for opposition sides in the lower standard of the Hume league.
"It's no use beating around the bush and it's huge for the club to sign someone the calibre of Kyle who has a football CV that speaks for itself," Pratt said.
"We are over the moon to sign Kyle, especially this early in the off-season.
"To land such a high-profile signing has really got the club buzzing with anticipation of what we can achieve next year.
"When I first met Kyle I was surprised by just how big a unit he is and as coach it's nice to know that I have got that up my sleeve.
"We are actually quite a tall side now and Kyle could be used as a swingman with his ability to play key forward or back.
"But I will assess that as the season unfolds."
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The Power emerged as a finals contender this season after last making the September action in 2016.
They finished with a 10-6 record and were in fifth place when the season was abandoned.
In a further boost Pratt said the majority of the list had re-signed for next season with no major departures.
"You always get the odd player who floats in or out," he said.
"But we have re-signed most blokes and I'm confident 99 per cent of blokes will stay."
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