On-baller Nick Sullivan will return to Waubra in the Central Highlands Football League in 2020.
The star midfielder, who played for Beaufort in 2018, committed to the club this week.
He will help fill the void left by 2019 premiership captain Tom Nash, who departed the club in October to sign with North Ballarat City in the Ballarat Football League.
Waubra head coach Matt James said it felt great to welcome Sullivan back to the club.
"He's a really good player in the competition and has been for a long time," he said.
"He's been a premiership player for us and has been in the team of the decade, so he'll be an unreal addition."
He's a really good player in the competition, and he has been for a very long time.Matt James
Sullivan won two premierships with Waubra and claimed the league's highest individual honour, the Geoff Taylor Medal with the club in 2013.
James said the Waubra approached Sullivan about a potential return to the club, which he and his family had strong ties to.
"Being a previous player at the club we definitely were interested in seeing if he wanted to come back and we did everything we could to accommodate him and his family," James said.
James said Sullivan would add experience as well as another big body to Waubra's midfield combination.
He said he would also serve as a great role model for the club's up and coming talent.
"Improving the middle area of the ground has been a focus for us over the last few years to help fit with our youth," James said.
"We are looking forward to seeing what he does with the footy club."
Waubra won its first premiership since 2011 earlier this year after crushing Hepburn by 52 points.