When Heath Scotland arrived at Darley late last year, he wasted no time using a connection from his AFL playing days at Carlton – pouncing on brothers Chris and Brian Graham.
Scotland played with their younger brother Nick at the Blues.
The Graham family are football bluebloods from Gippsland and it was there for all to see this season, with Chris and Brian major architects in the Darley premiership.
Recruited from Wyndhamvale in the Western Region league, the Grahams quickly stamped their authority as Darley made a flying start.
They each represented the BFL against Bendigo in the AFL Victoria Community Championship, with Brian going on to represent AFL Vic Country and then earning a spot on the Essendon VFL list and playing a handful of games for the Bombers.
One of the most potent aspects of the Grahams’ play is their ability to find each other – almost as if there is mental telepathy between them. Whatever, it worked.