FIRST-YEAR Rokewood-Corindhap coach Michael Hynes has landed two key recruits as he prepares to lift the senior team from the Central Highlands Football League canvas.
And it’s the Grasshoppers’ attacking end that looks likely to benefit.
Former Corio duo Lowell Hunter and Ricky Kildea have put pen to paper and will play with the green and white in 2014.
Hunter looms as possibly the most exciting of the two recruits, having played with Lara in the powerful Geelong competition two years ago.
“Lowell has played at a higher level. The GFL is good footy and watching him train and use the football, he is obviously a very skilful player – so I think he will be really good for us,” Hynes said.
Hynes said Hunter, to be used as a key forward, and Kildea, a forward/utility, were friends with a Rokewood-Corindhap player and were signed after some research was conducted into their background and whether or not they would be a good fit for the club culture.
Goal-kicking was an obvious area of concern for the Grasshoppers last season.
They were the second worst scoring team in the competition and failed to boot a goal on two occasions during the year.
This followed the departure of star forward Tom Mullane-Grant, who had kicked more than 60 majors in each of the Grasshoppers’ first two years in the competition.
Hynes has committed to three years at the helm after taking over from Heath Anderson shortly after the 2013 season campaign, which returned just one win.
Meanwhile, Rokewood-Corindhap is seeking the services of reserves football and senior netball coaches for the coming season.
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