February 27, 2018

Keep up to date with all the latest Division 1 player transfers by club below.

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DIVISION 4: Check out rolling coverage of all Division 4 transfers here.

View full list of transfers and clearances HERE.



The Demons were quiet on the transfer front in November, however, they have been active in the new year, securing the services of dynamic goalkicker Steve Murray. The electric half forward previously spent three seasons with VFL clubs Northern Blues and Port Melbourne, before returning home to Wodonga last year, where he booted 41 goals in 18 matches. Murray is an elite mark for his size, and with his outstanding footy smarts and goal sense, he will cause plenty of headaches for opposition defences in 2018.

Two-time interleague representive Kayne O’Brien remains the club’s only high-profile departure, with the flame-haired utility transferring to De La Salle Old Collegians.



  • Stephen Murray (Wodonga Bulldogs – Ovens & Murray FNL)
  • Jay Haydon (St Kilda City)
  • Leigh Milbourne (Fiztroy – VAFA)
  • Roland De Biase (Hampton Rovers – VAFA)
  • Jack Firns (St Kevins Old Boys – VAFA)
  • James Tighe (St Kevins Old Boys – VAFA)
  • Roland Stagg (St Kevins Old Boys – VAFA)
  • Nathan Stagg (St Kevins Old Boys – VAFA)
  • Daniel Sharp (Murray Magpies – Hume FL)
  • Ryan Carlson (Churchill – North Gippsland FNL)
  • Matthew Dakin (Prahran Assumpton – VAFA)


  • Kayne O’Brien (De La Salle Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Mitch Allamby (Dingley)
  • Andrew Lee (Frankston Dolphins)
  • Lachlan Hardiman (Oakleigh District)
  • Andrew West (Black Rock)
  • Brandon Hunt (Black Rock)
  • Nathan James (Chelsea Heights)
  • Aaron Locandro (Oakleigh District)

Steve Murray



The recently promoted Heighters have been industrious early in the off season, signing a number of key players as it looks to make an impact upon its return to the SFNL’s top flight. St Kilda City key position star Harry Czarneki finished second in the club B&F last year, and will significantly bolster Chelsea Heights’s backline, while his Saints teammate Dylan Sloan will add to the club’s midfield depth. Daniel Campisano also joins the club with a strong football resume across the VFL, Essendon District and Eastern leagues, and will combine key position roles with assistant coaching duties.



  • Dylan Sloan (St Kilda City)
  • Harry Czarnecki (St Kilda City)
  • Daniel Campisano (Blackburn – EFL)
  • Rhys Chadwick (Karingal – Peninsula FNL)
  • Nathan James (Bentleigh)
  • Steven Vos (Chelsea – MPNFL)
  • Nathan Beasley (Mulwala – Murray FL)
  • Joshua Denholm (Dandenong)
  • Bryce Campbell (Berwick)


  • Jackson Fry (Hampton Park)
  • Corey Johnson (Bonbeach – Peninsula FNL)
  • Joshua O’Dwyer (Bonbeach – Peninsula FNL)
  • Mitchell Davis (Carrum Patterson Lakes)
  • Aaron Cocker (Lyndhurst)
  • Daniel Holland (East Brighton)
  • Aaron Beardsworth (Culcairn – Hume FL)
  • Matene Herbert (Bonbeach – MPNFL)
  • Luke Harris (Devon Meadows – MPNFL)


Star Saint Dylan Sloan will call Beazley Reserve home in 2018.

Dylan Sloan



Sandringham VFL Vice Captain Myke Cook requested a transfer to Bonbeach in November after nominating the Sharks as his back-up club for 2018. Cook played one game for Cheltenham in 2017. A trio of Under 19 players in Benjamin Clarke-Henry, Lawson Daniels and Nim Sarig also signalled their intentions to play elsewhere, while the Rosellas’ 2017 Rookie of the Year Award winner, Will Edmunds, will call the Den home this year. On the flipside, the club have announced the key signings of 2016 Beaumaris premiership player Drew Kelly and former Murray Bushranger and GWS Academy player Billy Robertson for season 2018.


  • Conrad Hudghton (Mulgrave – EFL)
  • Thomas Perkin (Beaumaris – VAFA)
  • Drew Kelly (Beaumaris – VAFA)
  • Cameron Watson (Old Haileyburians – VAFA)
  • Jason Derks (Old Haileyburians – VAFA)
  • Hector Simpson (Old Haileyburians – VAFA)
  • Jonathan Spanos (Old Haileyburians – VAFA)
  • Alexander Thorley (Old Haileyburians – VAFA)
  • Daniel Newby (Old Haileyburians – VAFA)
  • Hamish McWilliam (Old Haileyburians – VAFA)
  • Matthew McIntyre (Old Haileyburians – VAFA)
  • Kyle Parsons (Old Brighton Grammarians – VAFA)
  • Billy Robertson (Albury – Ovens & Murray FL)
  • Brett Cuy (Goorambat & District – Ovens & King FL)


  • Myke Cook (Bonbeach – MPNFL)
  • Will Edmunds (Dingley)
  • Benjamin Clarke-Henry (Heatherton)
  • Stephen Milicia (Old Mentonians – VAFA)
  • Nim Sarig (Old Mentonians – VAFA)
  • Lawson Daniels (Old Mentonians – VAFA)
  • Shivan Jacotine (Newport Power – WRFL)
  • Matthew Thorneycroft (Hampton)
  • Richard Mazeika (Pearcedale – MPNFL)




After a quiet November, the three-time reigning premiers pulled off a big coup by signing former Swan Districts ruckman Simon Hallsworth. The experienced big man has had stints at several Western Australian clubs including Harvey Brunswick Leschenault, Mandurah Mustangs and Mukinbudin, but after moving to Melbourne in 2016, has played the last two seasons at East Ringwood and Wagga Tigers. Hallsworth is a perfect replacement for Chris Morgan, who hung up the boots after last year’s premiership triumph, and with his state-level experience, expect the big fella to have a real impact in season 2018. Young Cheltenham centre half forward Will Edmunds has also been lured away from Jack Barker Oval, with the Rosellas’ 2017 Rookie of the Year award winner shaping as a handy inclusion. However, the club has lost energetic key forward Cal McQueen, who has moved up to Queensland. ‘The Dream’ is a three-time premiership star and has topped the league goalkicking in the last two seasons, and his absence will leave a significant hole in the Dingoes forward line.



  • Simon Hallsworth (Wagga Tigers – Riverina FL)
  • Jake Townley (St Bedes Mentone Tigers – VAFA)
  • Ashley Russell (Bordertown – Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara FL)
  • Liam Hard (Noble Park – EFL)
  • Will Edmunds (Cheltenham)
  • Josh McLaren (Heatherton)
  • Nathan Naughton (Skye)
  • Mitch Allamby (Bentleigh)
  • Joshua Stephens (St Bedes / Mentone Tigers – VAFA)
  • Connor Watson (Yinnar – Mid Gippsland FL)


  • Calhan McQueen (Burleigh – AFL Queensland)
  • Adam Sikora (Springvale Districts)
  • Brett Smith (Beaconsfield – SEFNL)
  • Jack Zeler (South Yarra)
  • Mitchell Coch (Chelsea – Peninsula FNL)
  • Lachlan O’Halloran (Heatherton)

Ex-WAFL ruckman Simon Hallsworth (right) is a ready-made replacement for former premiership Dingo Chris Morgan.



A few star Panthers are set to wear different colours in 2018 with towering ruckman Matt Terech and diminutive forward Sam Lonie having recently been announced as key signings at Seaford under ex-SFNL Interleague coach Ben Murphy. Meanwhile Whitehorse Pioneers have lodged a transfer for star midfielder Ed Sim, while 2016 SFNL Interleague ruckman Brad Neurath has accepted a role as playing assistance coach at South Belgrave. Kyabram defender Brady Corso – a star in the Bombers’ 2017 Reserves premiership side – will join the Panthers, as will Wagga Tigers’ 2017 Coaches Award winner Dylan Morton.



  • Brady Corso (Kyabram – Goulburn Valley FL)
  • Alex Hywood (South Bendigo – Bendigo FL)
  • Dylan Morton (Wagga Tigers – Riverina FL)
  • Josh McCleary (Dromana – Nepean FNL)
  • Benjamin Timms (Bairnsdale – Gippsland League)
  • Bradley Stringer (Strathfieldsaye – Bendigo FL)
  • Christopher Carey (Warragul – Gippsland League)
  • Lucas Hall (North Footscray – WRFL)
  • Alex Kater (North Footscray – WRFL)
  • Stephen Brewer (Greenvale – EDFL)


  • Matt Terech (Seaford – Peninsula FNL)
  • Sam Lonie (Seaford – Peninsula FNL)
  • Ed Sim (Whitehorse Pioneers – EFL)
  • Brad Neurath (South Belgrave – EFL)
  • James Dowling (Yinnar – Mid Gippsland FL)
  • Isaac McCrimmon (Noosa – AFL Queensland)
  • Nick McCann (Old Xaverians – VAFA)
  • Khan Haretuku (Frankston YCW – MPNFL)
  • Scott Fiora (UTS Bats – AFL Sydney)
  • Cameron Roughead (Caulfield)
  • Jayden Fairlie (Drouin – Gippsland League)
  • Broderick Fraser (Drouin – Gippsland League)
  • Shae Skipper (Fitzroy – VAFA)
  • Daniel Roache (Myrtleford – Ovens & Murray FL)
  • Glynn Matthews (Box Hill North – VAFA)
  • Stuart Allott (Box Hill North – VAFA)
  • Paul Welland (Box Hill North – VAFA)
  • Tom Horan (Donald – North Central FL)
  • Paul De Koeyer (Donald – North Central FL)



New coach Mick Brown has wasted no time in luring former De La Salle guns Matt Moore and Harry Haley across to Ben Kavanagh Reserve. Former Casey Scorpions full forward Moore spent one season at Kilcunda Bass after several years spearheading the attack at Waverley Oval, while Haley, a tough inside midfielder, won De La’s Reserve’s B&F in 2016 before crossing to North Ringwood. The pair will be reunited with a several other former De La teammates in red and white next year, including gun midfielders Aaron Kneebone and Ben Humphrey. Meanwhile, one of the favourites of the SFNL Media Team, Michael ‘Buddy’ Spohn, has requested a move from Black Rock to last year’s Division 1 runner-up. The Californian-born utility only picked up the game in 2013, and has represented his native United States at the AFL’s International Cup. The Jets’ 2015 premiership star was this year named in the Division 3 Team of the Year and finished fourth in the Flack Medal, a remarkable effort given he missed five matches due to IC17 commitments.



  • Michael Brown (De La Salle Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Stephen Brown (Preston Bullants – VAFA)
  • Timothy Kovess (De La Salle Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Lachlan Bull (De La Salle Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Hamish Curtis (De La Salle Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Thomas Naughtin (De La Salle Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Matthew Moore (Kilcunda Bass – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Harry Haley (North Ringwood – EFL)
  • Michael Spohn (Black Rock)
  • Jake Pelham (Hampton Park)
  • Vincent Dedaj (Old Haileyburians – VAFA)
  • Devlin Danckert (Parkdale Vultures – VAFA)
  • Lewis Emmerson (Parkdale Vultures – VAFA)
  • Sean Hendricks (Parkdale Vultures – VAFA)
  • Reid Irvine (Parkdale Vultures – VAFA)
  • Stephen Brown (Preston Bullants – VAFA)
  • Edward Murphy (UTS Bats – AFL Sydney)
  • Chris Mizzi (Eltham Collegians – VAFA)
  • Craig Wilson (Edithvale-Aspendale – MPNFL)
  • Thomas Dunn (University Hawks – AFL Townsville)


  • Scott Bradley (Glenrowan Kelly Tigers – Ovens & King FL)
  • Alistair Pike (Glenrowan Kelly Tigers – Ovens & King FL)
  • Lewis Roberts (Frankston YCW – MPNFL)
  • Matthew Ravenall (Tyabb – MPNFL)
  • Nathan Isles (Sandown Cobras)
  • Timothy Allan (Springvale Districts)
Matt Moore

Matt Moore


Buddy Spohn

Buddy Spohn



Several big name players will be donning different colours next season, including premiership stars Dave Velardo, Pat Carroll and Daniel Saldanha. Star midfielder Andrew Howison, a Meneilley Medalist and Oaks’ Best & Fairest winner in 2015, will call Dromana home in 2018 alongside Kiwi compatriot and Sandringham Zebra Will Gregson. Meanwhile, livewire goalsneak Khaled Kandakji, veteran Grant Pitts and former Under 19 guns Brody Ledder (a key defender that finished fourth in the 2015 Sparrow Medal) and John Walker (a key forward that earned selection in the 2015 Reserve Grand Final team) all return to Princes Highway after stints at Cranbourne, Glen Waverley Hawks, St Kevins and Noble Park respectively. The clubs has also secured the service of former Gippsland Power midfielder and one-time draft hopeful Nick Hogan, who has also been listed as a local interchange player for North Melbourne’s VFL side.



  • Khaled Kandakji (Cranbourne – SEFNL)
  • Ahmed Kandakji (Noble Park – EFL)
  • Grant Pitts (Glen Waverley Hawks – EFL)
  • Mitchell Pierce (Emerald – AFL Yarra Ranges)
  • Milan Mandic (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Brody Ledder (St Kevins Old Boys – VAFA)
  • Keegan Ledder (St Kevins Old Boys – VAFA)
  • Francesco Bonacci (St Kevins Old Boys – VAFA)
  • John Walker (Noble Park – EFL)
  • Phillip Nanfra (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Dean Mitropolous (East Burwood – EFL)
  • Christopher Stamatis (East Burwood – EFL)
  • Nathaniel Jones (East Burwood – EFL)
  • Lachlan Hardiman (Bentleigh)
  • Gianluca Cappiello (Waverley Blues – EFL)
  • Joel Anderson (Sale – Gippsland FL)
  • Adam Matthews (Forest Hill – EFL)
  • Lau Bir (Mulgrave – EFL)
  • Nathan O’Brien (Hallam)
  • Aaron Locandro (Bentleigh)
  • George Billias (Mount Waverley)
  • Yianni Billias (Mount Waverley)


  • Patrick Carroll (Ashwood)
  • Ryan Carroll (Ashwood)
  • Daniel Saldanha (Springvale Districts)
  • Andrew Howison (Dromana – MPNFL)
  • Will Gregson (Dromana – MPNFL)
  • David Velardo (Bayswater – EFL)
  • Aaron Henneman (Corowa Rutherglen – Ovens & Murray FL)
  • Liam Wallace (Kilsyth – EFL)
  • Kyle Guiney (Pakenham – SEFNL)
Khaled Kandakji

Khaled Kandakji


A trio of premiership Colts are on the move, with ruckman Nathan Spinks and bookends Tim Hanly and Jackson Brown lodging transfers to Chirnside Park in November. Since then, the club has been quite on the transfer front, with De La Salle forward Tom Nicholls their only notable recruit.



  • Thomas Nicholls (De La Salle Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Matthew Marangon (Old Melburnians – VAFA)
  • Stephen Duvnjak (Laurimar – NFNL)
  • Sean Gunning (Caulfield)
  • Mitchell Atanasovski (Maribyrnong Park – EDFL)
  • Damien Walker (Fitzroy Stars – NFNL)


  • Nathan Spinks (Chirnside Park – EFL)
  • Jackson Brown (Chirnside Park – EFL)
  • Tim Hanly (Chirnside Park – EFL)
  • Liam McMahon (Hoppers Crossing – WRFL)
  • Codey Hobbins (Glen Orden – WRFL)
  • Karl Somers (Carrara – AFL Queensland)



There was plenty of movement at the Peanut Farm in November, including the return of star Aaron Purvis after a year at South Belgrave. The 27-year-old is a previous winner of the Ellis Medal with Clayton in 2012, and finished equal seventh in the Eastern Division 3 Best & Fairest last year. Mark Griffiths, a big-bodied midfielder that played at Frankston in 2016, will also add plenty of grunt and accountability to the Saints midfield next season, while Jesse Firebrace, a Saints Under 19 premiership player and Under 18 SFNL Interleague Best on Ground Medal winner in 2016, also returns to the club. Among the departures are Dylan Sloan and Harry Szarnecki, who have crossed to rivals Chelsea Heights, while forward Jaydon Stiles will wear the colours of Natimuk United next year. Jason Hamilton has moved to Braybrook to become their new senior coach, with star veteran Mark Tasiyan following him across to the Western Region club.

The Saints also kicked off 2018 by luring former star midfielder Cameron Hansen back to the club. Hansen spent the 2017 season at South Belgrave after finishing fifth in City’s Best & Fairest the previous year. In addition, the club has also snared former Tooradin star Chris Keenan, who lands at the Farm after one season as coach of Heatherton.



  • Cameron Hanson (South Belgrave – EFL)
  • Aaron Purvis (South Belgrave – EFL)
  • Mark Griffiths (North Ringwood – EFL)
  • Jesse Firebrace (Craigieburn – EDFL)
  • Kerwin Cafun (St Bedes/Mentone Tigers – VAFA)
  • Lachlan Nash (Old Haileyburians – VAFA)
  • Oscar Don (Old Scotch – VAFA)
  • Hugh Mason (Old Scotch – VAFA)
  • Michael Brown (Rockbank – Riddell District FL)
  • Chris Keenan (Heatherton)
  • Dominic Hale (St Marys – Northern Territory FL)
  • Deklan Adams-Wright (St Marys – Northern Territory FL)
  • Andersen Agius (South Melbourne Districts – VAFA)
  • Richard Findlay (The Basin – EFL)
  • Jesse Toniolo (Caulfield Grammarians – VAFA)
  • Bailey Troeth (Caulfield Grammarians – VAFA)
  • Mosiah Addi (Cora Lynn – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Jack Praetz (Corrigin – Eastern Districts FL)
  • Joshua Olver (Elsternwick – VAFA)
  • Jashua Cochrane (Mazenod Old Collegians- VAFA)
  • James Van-Minnen (Edithvale-Aspendale – Peninsula FNL)
  • Nathan Peterson (Parkdale Vultures – VAFA)
  • Ryan Carroll (Parkdale Vultures – VAFA)
  • Jack Vorbach (Parkdale Vultures – VAFA)
  • Alex Mills (Pascoe Vale – EDFL)
  • Riley Hughes (Hampton)
  • Dylan Fuller (Dimboola – Wimmera FL)
  • Michael Dettman (Moorabbin Kangaroos)


  • Dylan Sloan (Chelsea Heights)
  • Harry Czarnecki (Chelsea Heights)
  • Jay Haydon (Bentleigh)
  • Jaydon Stiles (Natimuk United – Horsham District FL)
  • Troy Kelm (North Bendigo – Heathcote District FL)
  • Ray Lengyel (Noble Park – EFL)
  • Matt Runnalls (North Geelong – Geelong and District FNL)
  • Beau Runnalls (North Geelong – Geelong and District FNL)
  • Jeremy Mills (North Bendigo – Heathcote District FL)
  • Mark Tasiyan (Braybrook – WRFL)
  • Jason Hamilton (Braybrook – WRFL)
  • Andrew Walker (Palmerston Magpies – Northern Territory FL)
  • Dermott Lindley (Caulfield Grammarians – VAFA)
  • Joshua Collins (Hallam)
  • Carlos Kamus (Black Rock)
  • Daniel Ella (Albert)
  • Matthew Shrimpton (Albert Park – VAFA)
  • Sunni Joshi (Albert Park – VAFA)
  • Fabricko Addi (Crib Point – MPNFL)
  • Charles Hicks (Old Brighton Grammarians – VAFA)
  • Daniel Georgiou (Elsternwick – VAFA)
  • Caleb Mason (Thuringowa Bulldogs – AFL Townsville)

Cam Hansen returns to Peanut Farm.



Last year’s semi finalists were particularly quiet during the November transfer period, however, the Doggies have gone bang in the new year, luring 2013 premiership stars Matthew Herbstreit and Brendan Dawes back to the Kennel. Dawes, a brilliant hard-running, goal-kicking midfielder, returns after a stint at Seaford, while the talented and courageous Herbstreit will line-up alongside younger brother Carl in the red, white and blue. Dylan Peet will also head back to Tucker Road after three seasons at Black Rock.

Captain Harley Ambrose headlines the list of departures, with veteran Owen Lewis joining him at Murrumbeena. Young gun James Sziller, who spend the majority of the 2017 season with Sandringham Zebras, has also joined VAFA premier club St Bedes/Mentone Tigers.


  • Matthew Herbstreit (Kilcunda Bass – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Brendan Dawes (Seaford – MPNFL)
  • Dylan Peet (Black Rock)
  • Kale Pryor (Doncaster – EFL)
  • Michael Decorrado (Donvale – EFL)
  • Fletcher Kearney (Red Hill – MPNFL)
  • Jarryd Cox (Heatherton)
  • Jaye Edmunds (Parkdale Vultures)


  • Harley Ambrose (Murrumbeena)
  • Owen Lewis (Murrumbeena)
  • James Sziller (St Bedes/Mentone Tigers – VAFA)
  • Peter McEvoy (Montmorency – NFNL)
  • Joseph Halloran (University Blues – VAFA)
  • Benjamin Lindsey (Moorabbin Kangaroos)

St Pauls 2013 premiership stars Matthew Herbstreit (left) and Brendan Dawes will return to the Kennel in 2018.