A prominent Central Highlands Football League player is leaving Dunnstown and going back to Sebastopol.
Sam Jenkins is another boost to the Sebastopol midfield stocks.
He joins former North Ballarat Roosters and Geelong VFL-experienced Luke Kiel as key signings as the Burra strives to take the next step and end a longstanding Ballarat Football League finals drought.
Jenkins played his early football with Sebastopol – graduating from junior to senior ranks before moving to Dunnstoiwn in his mid-20s in 2014.
He has been huge for the Towners, proiving to be a durable player with more than 80 senior games to his name.
He was a major reason the Towners were able to return to finals this year, mainly playinjg off half back.
Jenkins is a multiple club best and fairest, an interleague representative and CHFL team of the year member.
Dunnstown coach Justin Abrams said Jenkins was a big loss on and off the field.
"He obviously owes us nothing and has been a terrific servant," Abrams said.
"He will be missed, absolutely. He goes with our blessing and I hope he forges a career at Sebastopol and goes really well."
Sebastopol’s Shawne Dummett said the Burra had entered the post season with a focus on attracting three prime recruits – aimed at adding depth and experience.
He said Kiel and Jenkins had gone a long way to achieving this objective.