Redan is welcoming back two prominent “old boys”.
Dan Colbert and Aaron Gercovich are returning to help bolster a list hit hard by departures.
Colbert is making his way back to the Ballarat Football League after a year with Barwon Heads, where he played just a few games after having calf issues.
He leaves the Bellarine league club as Mitch Phelps and Damien Horbury join from Redan.
Colbert, who at his top has shown himself to be among the BFL’s best, is a possible candidate for key roles in defence or attack.
Gercovich returns after a lengthy absence, last playing with Redan in 2014.
He lined up with Rokewood-Corindhap last season after spending time in Queensland and represented the CHFL in the AFL Vic Community Championships.
Redan’s confirmation of the arrival of Colbert and Gercovich is a welcome change of fortune for the Lions, which have also lost the likes of Tom Lamb, Damien Horbury, Nick Willox, Gus Cleary, Nick Hausler, and promising youngsters Kali Dawborn, Tom Bryan and Tom Morrish.
Tanner Hamilton and Matt Coon are also making their way to Redan after establishing themselves as senior players with Bendigo league battler Maryborough.
Hamilton had just the one year with the Magpies after a full 2016 season in the Redan reserves.
Coon made a handful of senior appearances with North Ballarat City before also crossing to Maryborough.
WHILE Sebastopol has had arguably the most productive recruiting campaign in the BFL, the Burra is losing some more than handy youngsters.
Former North Ballarat Rooster Lochie Huppatz is moving to Geelong West Giants in the Geelong league.
The young forward impressed with Sebastopol, kicking 14 goals in 10 games and finishing second in the best and fairest.
Billy Hoye and Harli Givvens are also on the move. Hoye shited to Marty Busch Reserve last year after graduating from North Ballarat City under-18.5s and played 11 senior games.
A former Mt Clear junior and East Point under-18.5 player, Givvens had a breakout 2017 with 12 senior matches – kicking four and five goals in back-to-back mid-season fixtures.
Hoye is seeking a release to Learmonth and Givvens to Buninyong.
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