Star Springbank ruckman Johnathan O'Brien is one of the key players to put his hand up for the Central Highlands Football League's upcoming AFL Victoria Community Championships encounter.
O'Brien has turned plenty of heads since arriving at Tigerland with a strong start to the 2019 season.
He has been named as his side's best player in the last two matches, including the team's maiden win under coach Joe Otto against rivals Gordon.
While playing for former club Albion in 2018, O'Brien represented the Western Region league before being picked to play for Victoria Metro in the AFL Victoria Community Cup.
Central Highlands joint-coach Heath Pyke also confirmed Waubra jet James Lukich was also committed to playing in May.
Lukich was named the Highlanders' best player in last year's three-point loss to Riddell District.
The league is yet to reveal a shortlist of names in contention for the final team, but Pyke said it was expected to be released next week.
"We are still probably at about 45-50 players, then after this weekend we will narrow that down to 25-30," Pyke, who is joint-coach with Beaufort's Rohan Brown, said.
Pyke confirmed fellow top-liners Dan Wehrung (Newlyn), Lincoln Barnes (Waubra), Tom Nash (Waubra) and Andrew Pitson (Skipton) had also committed to the interleague campaign.
Wehrung is joint-coach of the Cats, Barnes has returned to football after missing the entire 2018 season with a knee injury, Nash is captain of the Roos and Pitson has been a hit since joining the Emus last year.
After withdrawing from a double-header at Mars Stadium, the Highlanders will take on North Central at Learmonth on May 18.