NICK Peters is returning to North Ballarat for the 2014 VFL season.
Peters has agreed to terms with the Selkirk Roosters after spending this year working in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
He played only a handful of games with Kalgoorlie City in the Goldfields league.
He will be a welcome addition to the Roosters’ midfield with champion duo Steve Clifton and Myles Sewell going overseas next year.
Peters will add experience and physical strength to North Ballarat.
Roosters football manager Marg Richards said Peters was still living in Kalgoorlie and would be returning to Ballarat early in the new year to be part of the second phase of pre-season training.
Originally from Warrack Eagles in the Wimmera Football League, Peters debuted with the Roosters 2008 and has made 32 senior appearances.
He struggled with injury in 2011 when he played 10 games and again in 2012 when quadricep trouble restricted him to just the one senior match. Peters is one of three early new signings for North Ballarat, joining another former Rooster in Lucas Anderson and North Ballarat Rebel big Kyle Hendy putting name to paper.
Anderson is back after a year with his home club Donald in the North Central league. The former Bendigo Pioneers captain managed two VFL games in 2011.
Hendy, of Stawell, will play if bypassed in the AFL national and rookie drafts.
He has spent three years with the Rebels, playing 33 games. This included 12 this year when he also represented Vic Country in the national under-18 championships.
As well as Clifton and Sewell, Lucas Cook is the Roosters’ other early key loss. Cook is going back to play in his hometown of Hopetoun after one season at Eureka Stadium.
A North Ballarat Rebels graduate, Cook was recruited by the North Ballarat last season after being delisted by Melbourne without playing an AFL match. He played 13 senior games with the Roosters.
North Ballarat begins pre-season training on Monday, November 11.