SEBASTOPOL president Chris Parker insists the club will not stop Brent Van Gils’ move to SANFL club Glenelg despite denying his initial clearance request this week.
Parker said the Kookaburras were pleased to see the top onballer try his skills at a higher level, but was simply doing its due diligence before signing off on the deal.
“The Ballarat Football League guys are looking into it because there has been interstate permits kicked around before. We are just keen to know what our options are, if it has to be a straight clearance or if there is an interstate permit kind of thing,” he said.
“(Van Gils) knows it will go through one way or another. There are no issues there.”
Meanwhile, former Smythesdale captain Shannon Berriman has put in a clearance away from the Central Highlands club.
Berriman, a past The Courier Player of the Year, has lodged a request to join Maryborough Castlemaine District side Campbells Creek.
He is being joined by fellow Bulldog James Boag.
Meanwhile, Bungaree midfielder Kurt Lenehan is seeking a move back to former club Warrnambool.
Lenehan was a quality addition during his two years with the Demons, where he reached two preliminary finals.