North Albury has added more youth to its developing list.
The Hoppers recently signed former Wangaratta juniors Fletcher Ramage and Bailey Dale.
Turvey Park teenager Will O'Connor has also crossed to Bunton Park.
Ramage played one senior match for the Magpies in 2019 but spent this year in the reserves.
Dale played in the Magpies' thirds losing grand final side in 2019 before departing Norm Minns Oval to attend university.
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Ramage, 21, is the nephew of North Albury coach Luke Norman.
"Fletcher was starved of senior opportunities at Wangaratta and it was a tough decision for him to switch clubs," Norman said.
"He is a fairly loyal kid but being his uncle I was able to convince him to join me at Bunton Park.
"There is couple of roles I can see him playing.
"Fletcher could play in the midfield, probably more of a run with role on one of the opposition's more damaging midfielders.
"He can also play in defence and it hard at the contest and won't shirk the issue.
"He has got some good speed and strength and his ability to use the ball well is one of his biggest assets."
Norman said Dale was a developing key position player that was looking forward to the challenge of playing senior football.
"Bailey has been down in Melbourne at university but is keen to get back and have a crack at the O&M," he said.
"My young bloke Carter who played at North Albury this year and Bailey are good mates.
"Bailey is a 190cm key forward and I rate him highly.
"He is a good size and knows how to play the game.
"He had the opportunity to play Murray Bushrangers but wanted to concentrate on his study.
"He is just a genuine footballer."
The Hoppers snared the prized signing of Tim Broomhead earlier this month.
Norman revealed the club remained hopeful of two or three further high-profile signings to add some much needed experience to its young list.
"We are still talking to another three high-profile recruits from outside the area," Norman said.
"All three are midfield types who have the ability to push forward and kick goals as well.
"They have been on the radar for quite a while and we are quietly confident that we are firmly in the mix to sign them.
"Ideally we would love to sign a genuine ruckman but quality big blokes are in high demand and are hard to come across."
Norman said defender Jackson Weidemann had been invited to train with Port Melbourne over the pre-season.
Weidemann has established himself as one of the club's best players since crossing from Turvey Park.
He enhanced his reputation this season in defence for the Hoppers and was one of their most consistent performers.
"It's fantastic news for Jackson and I thought he had an outstanding season for us," he said.
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