A DESIRE to test himself at the next level of football followed by a chat with Gary Ayres convinced Dylan Stone to make the move to reigning VFL premiership club Port Melbourne.
While Stone is recovering from corrective surgery via a femoral osteotomy of his left leg, he made the decision to join Port Melbourne to best progress his football.
Stone is the reigning Bob Rose Medallist as Wangaratta Rovers’ best and fairest and will remain with the Hawks as his home club in 2018.
While he has not officially signed with the Borough as yet, he will put his hand up for selection as soon as he is able.
Stone is down to needing one crutch to support his leg after surgery on November 14 and will have full access to Port Melbourne’s doctors and physiotherapists in his rehabilitation.
“When I met with Gary (Ayres) he detailed to me what the club has done in the past and what the club is wanting to do in the future and he was very keen for me to come on board and just have a crack,” Stone said.