Grand final player Daniel Walker is the latest to make a switch between Ballarat Football League's rival Melton clubs.
He is moving from Melton to Melton South.
Walker looms as a straight swap for Lachie Watkins, who has been cleared from Melton South to the Bloods.
Walker has played all his senior football with Melton, having launched his senior career in 2013 when was still in the under-18s.
He has played predominantly as a defender, although he also has the versatility to play on-ball or forward.
He was among Melton's best in its 2018 grand final loss to East Point and adds experience to Melton South's largely young list.
Walker's move breaks family ties.
He had the distinction of first playing in a senior game with his three cousins Jack, Riley and Lachlan Walker in 2016.
Walker is Melton South's second key signing.
He joins former Collingwood and Port Melbourne VFL-listed Ryan Pendlebury, who has been appointed playing assistant coach to work alongside head coach Heath Pritchard, as an important pick-up.
As well as Watkins, the Panthers have lost best and fairest and ex-Carlton defender Paul Bower, who has returned to his home state Western Australia after one year in the BFL.