PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2019
The countdown to Season 2019 is officially on, with less than 20 days before the first ball of the year is bounced.
As we get closer to the beginning of the year, the WRFL Media team is looking at the nine players to watch this season:
Sam Peet, St Albans
Sam Peet joins St Albans. Peet has spent the past two years playing with the Northern Blues in the VFL.
He was also involved with the Knights in the TAC Competition.
Andrejs Everitt, Yarraville Seddon Eagles
Everitt, who played with the Western Bulldogs, Sydney and Carlton, is set to pull on the Eagles jumper in 2019.
The 29-year-old has been playing with Somerville in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League, but will make the move to the WRFL.
Steven Kennedy, Altona
Former Barry Priest Medallist Steven Kennedy is returning to Altona after spending one season with Darley in the Ballarat Football League.
Kennedy played with the Vikings in 2017, winning the RAMS Division 1 Best and Fairest, before returning to the Devils last season.
He has a decorated playing history and last year represented Ballarat in the WorkSafe Community Championships.
Josh Harris, Werribee Districts
Joshua Harris is also returning to Keogh Homes Oval in 2019 after spending a season at Rosebud in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League.
Harris was named the Western Region Football League 2017 Rookie of the Year.
Last year he also played in the Challenge Cup, which saw AFL Vic Country take on VAFA’s Under 19’s.
Brent Sheean, Point Cook Centrals
Brent won the Division 3 Best and Fairest award in a Premiership winning season for Point Cook Centrals. Now he and the club make the move into Division 2.
What kind of impact will he have on the competition? We will have to wait and see.
Reece Miles, Manor Lakes
Former Hoppers Crossing star Reece Miles is returning to the west after one year with Melton South in the Ballarat Football League.
Miles, who played with the Warriors for two seasons, will be playing with Manor Lakes in 2019.
He represented the WRFL in both 2016 and 2017.
Nathan Black, Albanvale
Nathan Black joins Albanvale for the next two seasons after previously playing with the Werribee Districts.
The experienced footballer is set to add some great experience to the Cobras this season.
He played 11 games for the Tigers last season, booting 11 goals.
Jarrad Neilson, Braybrook
Braybrook has secured the services of Sunshine Heights ruckman Jarrad Neilson.
Neilson has swapped clubs and will line-up with the Brookers in 2019.
He spent two seasons at the Dragons. He was named in the Division 3 Team of the Year for the past two seasons.
Anthony Long, Laverton
Laverton has secured the talent of former Essendon player Anthony Long.
Long was drafted by the Bombers in 2010 and spent three years with the club before an injury forced him into early retirement.
He currently plays for St Mary’s in the Northern Territory, however when he is available he will play with Laverton in Division 3.