TARRAWINGEE was already shaping as one of the teams to beat after acquiring the services of star quartet Jordan Solimo, Daniel McCormick, Trevor Edwards and Jesse Hemmens.
The Bulldogs didn’t stop there, however, adding another five names in recent weeks, and coach Finton Eames is understandably rapt with the way his list is shaping up.
The latest recruits are Mark Anderson, Jordan Fisher, Les Romero and Jonathon Brown-Holmes, while Daniel Hargreaves has returned after a year in Western Australia.
Anderson played with Doutta Stars in the Essendon District Football League last year and is set to play off half back and on the wing, while Fisher the brother of Moyhu coach Joel has senior Ovens and Murray experience at Wangaratta and can play a variety of roles.
“Mark is only 18, but he’s a very impressive player with a lot of footy smarts,” Eames said.
“His dad, Brett, took over APCO, but Mark will travel down from Melbourne to play, and we’re excited to have him.
“Jordan is someone who we’ve spoken to a few times over the years.
“He has a lot of mates at Tarra, and I guess that was what won him over in the end.
“Our backline is looking pretty complete at the moment, so he will play forward or through the middle, but he can also go back if we need him to.
“We’re rapt to have got him on board.”