DIVISION 1 TRANSFER NEWS

November 30, 2017

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

DIVISION 2: Check out rolling coverage of all Division 2 transfers here.

DIVISION 3: Check out rolling coverage of all Division 3 transfers here.

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

View full list of transfers and clearances HERE.

 

BENTLEIGH

IN

OUT

 


CHELSEA HEIGHTS

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.

 

IN

  • Dylan Sloan (St Kilda City)
  • Harry Czarnecki (St Kilda City)
  • Daniel Campisano (Blackburn – EFL)
  • Rhys Chadwick (Karingal – Peninsula FNL)

OUT

  • Corey Johnson (Bonbeach – Peninsula FNL)

 

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

Dylan Sloan

 


CHELTENHAM

There has has been little movement so far from the Rosellas, however, Sandringham VFL Vice Captain Myke Cook is likely to be transferred to Bonbeach after nominating the Sharks as his back-up club for 2018. Cook played one game for Cheltenham in 2017.

 

IN

  • Thomas Perkin (Beaumaris – VAFA)

OUT

  • Myke Cook (Bonbeach – Peninsula FNL)
  • Stephen Milicia (Old Mentonians – VAFA)

 


DINGLEY

IN

OUT

  • Adam Sikora (Springvale Districts)
  • Brett Smith (Beaconsfield – SEFNL)

 


EAST MALVERN

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.

 

IN

OUT

  • Matt Terech (Seaford – Peninsula FNL)
  • Sam Lonie (Seaford – Peninsula FNL)
  • Ed Sim (Whitehorse Pioneers – EFL)
  • Brad Neurath (South Belgrave – EFL)
  • Glynn Matthews (Box Hill North – VAFA)
  • Stuart Allott (Box Hill North – VAFA)
  • Paul Welland (Box Hill North – VAFA)

 


MORDIALLOC

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 matched due to IC17 commitments.

 

IN

  • Michael Brown (De La Salle OC – VAFA)
  • Matthew Moore (Kilcunda Bass – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Harry Haley (North Ringwood – EFL)
  • Michael Spohn (Black Rock)
  • Vincent Dedaj (Old Haileyburians – VAFA)

OUT

Matt Moore

Matt Moore

 

Buddy Spohn

Buddy Spohn

 


OAKLEIGH DISTRICT

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.

 

IN

  • 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 Kevin’s OB – VAFA)
  • Keegan Ledder (St Kevin’s OB – VAFA)
  • John Walker (Noble Park – EFL)
  • Phillip Nanfra (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)

OUT

  • Patrick Carroll (Ashwood)
  • Ryan Carroll (Ashwood)
  • Daniel Saldanha (Springvale Districts)
  • Andrew Howison (Dromana – Nepean FNL)
  • Will Gregson (Dromana – Nepean FNL)
  • David Velardo (Bayswater – EFL)
  • Liam Wallace (Kilsyth – EFL)
Khaled Kandakji

Khaled Kandakji


PORT MELBOURNE COLTS

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

OUT

  • Nathan Spinks (Chirnside Park – EFL)
  • Jackson Brown (Chirnside Park – EFL)
  • Tim Hanly (Chirnside Park – EFL)

 


ST KILDA CITY

There is plenty of early movement at the Peanut Farm, 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.

 

IN

  • Aaron Purvis (South Belgrave – EFL)
  • Mark Griffiths (North Ringwood – EFL)
  • Jesse Firebrace (Craigieburn – EDFL)

OUT

  • Dylan Sloan (Chelsea Heights)
  • Harry Czarnecki (Chelsea Heights)
  • Jaydon Stiles (Natimuk United – Horsham District FL)
  • Jason Hamilton (Braybrook – WRFL)
  • Andrew Walker (Palmerston Magpies – Northern Territory FL)
  • Jay Bruno (Murrumbeena)

 


ST PAULS

IN

OUT

  • Peter McEvoy (Montmorency – NFNL)
  • Benjamin Lindsey (Moorabbin Kangaroos)