DIVISION 2 TRANSFER NEWS

March 20, 2018

Keep up to date with all the latest Division 2 player transfers by club below.

DIVISION 1: Check out rolling coverage of all Division 1 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 SFNL transfers and clearances HERE.

 

CAULFIELD

The Caulfield Bears have further strengthened their list with transfers lodged for gun half back Noah Answerth and key forward Cam Roughead in March. Oakleigh Charger Answerth was last year touted as a serious chance to be drafted, but a significant back injury ruined his season. A former Caulfield junior, Answerth will still chase his AFL dream as a top-age TAC Cup player this year, and could play a few games for the Bears during the season subject to his Chargers commitments. Meanwhile, Roughead, the younger brother of Hawthorn skipper Jarryd, joins the club from East Malvern and will significantly bolster the club’s big man stocks and give the Bears another viable goalkicking option. In addition, Caulfield has announced the return of veteran forward Matt Murray following two seasons in the Warrnambool region, as well as the key signings of Yackandandah jet Will Hooper, Yarraville Seddon star Cam Vincent, Lara big man Anthony Trigg and former Northern Territory FL Best & fairest winner Blake Miles.

 

IN

  • Noah Answerth (Caulfield Grammarians – VAFA)
  • Cameron Roughead (East Malvern)
  • Will Hooper (Yackandandah – Tallangatta & District FL)
  • Matt Murray (Hawkesdale MacArthur – Mininera and District FL)
  • Cemeron Vincent (Yarraville Seddon Eagles – WRFL)
  • Jedd Glass (Wodonga – Ovens & Murray FL)
  • Joel Grimmond (University Blues – VAFA)
  • Patrick Kelly (Brunswick – VAFA)
  • Sam Edgerton (Gladstone – AFL Capricornia)
  • Lachlan Dickson (Bentleigh)
  • Samuel Wilson (Meeniyan Dumbalk United – Alberton FNL)
  • Ian McNicholas (Scotch Old Collegians – Adelaide FL)
  • Jordy Lamont (Cranbourne – SEFNL)
  • Anthony Trigg (Lara – Geelong FNL)
  • David Blee (East Brighton)
  • Blake Miles (Randwick City Saints – AFL Sydney)
  • Adam Wakeling (East Brighton)
  • Harrison Rennick (Thuringowa Bulldogs – AFL Townsville)
  • Brett Phillips (Mornington – MPNFL)

OUT

  • Tim Kennedy (Wodonga – Ovens & Murray FL)
  • Sean Gunning (Port Melbourne Colts)
  • Mick Harrington (Hay – Golden Rivers FL)
  • Ned Lanyon (University Blues – VAFA)
  • Andrew Mase (Oakleigh Krushers – VAFA)
  • Steven Kidd (Mornington – MPNFL)
  • Josh Hughes (Quairading – Avon FA)
  • Will Rice (Prahran Assumpton – VAFA)
  • Luke Davey (Box Hill North – VAFA)
  • Lee Neubauer (Phillip Island – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Blake Lawrence (Phillip Island – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Luke Fairley (University of Queensland – AFL Queensland)

Noah Answerth

 

 


CLAYTON

The Clays have welcomed several new and old faces to Meade Reserve, including Cora Lynn premiership player Josh Llerena and former Prahran Assumption small forward Peter Bell. The 21-year-old Llerena has already built a sterling football resume and will significantly bolster the Clays’ midfield stocks, while Bell, originally from Mildura, was a premiership player with Wenthworth in 2012. Former Clays 2010 premiership player Jack Coutts returns to the club, as does versatile big man Jack Gavin, who has spent the last couple of seasons with Cheltenham – a stint that included a Reserve-grade premiership last season. Meanwhile, the club has also announced the signings of ex-Lyndale playing assistant coach Ordell Buntine and Doveton Doves young guns Luke Coad and Declan O’Donnell.

 

IN

  • Timothy Collins (Ports – Esperance District FL)
  • Peter Bell (Prahran Assumption – VAFA)
  • Josh Llerena (Cora Lynn – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Josh Winfield (Cora Lynn – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Shaun Agar (Cora Lynn – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Jack Gavin (Cheltenham)
  • Ordell Buntine (DWWWW – Alberton FNL)
  • Jack Coutts (Cranbourne – SEFNL)
  • Christian Macrae (Cranbourne – SEFNL)
  • Robert Efthimiadis (Glen Waverley Hawks – EFL)
  • Thomas Frost (Pearcedale – MPNFL)
  • Matthew Azzopardi (Devon Meadows – MPNFL)
  • Luke Coad (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Declan O’Donnell (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Michael Mussared (St Johns Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Daley Jones (Heatherton)

OUT

  • Jack Day (South Mornington – VAFA)
  • Jack Price (Doveton Eagles)
  • Kaine Price (Doveton Eagles)
  • Duke Bourke (Doveton Eagles)
  • Justin Isle (Doveton Eagles)
  • Dylan Ross (Heatherton)
  • David Grierson (Monash Blues – VAFA)
  • John Grierson (Monash Blues – VAFA)
  • Thomas Makhoul-Rezk (St Johns Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • David Cannizzo (South Yarra)
  • Gary Barton (Watsonia – NFNL)
  • Cameron Brown (Curtin University Wesley – West Australian Amateur FL)
  • Damien Sproules (Newcomb – Belarine FL)

 


DOVETON EAGLES

The Eagles have followed their premiership success by announcing several massive signings for 2018. Nick Battle, the brother of St Kilda forward Josh Battle, came through the Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup pathway before spending time with Casey Scorpions and Frankston VFL teams. The 22-year-old was named on the wing in the SEFNL Team of the Year this year, and will bring an exciting mix of pace and skill to Power Reserve. Meanwhile, veteran Ryan Hendy has forged a reputation as one of the most decorated SEFNL players of the last decade. A premiership player, B&F winner and leading goalkicker on several occasions with the Doves, Hendy has signed on as a playing assistant coach alongside former Eagles premiership player Nathan Wilson. Josh Henry also joins the club from Ferntree Gully and will add depth to the side’s midfield, while ex-Dandenong Stringrays and Noble Park star Caleb Millman will bolster the Eagles’ key position stocks. Diminutive speedster Ricky Johnson, an SFNL Under 19 representative that made his senior debut with the Eagles at just 16 years of age, also returns to the club after a season at the Doves.

 

IN

  • Nick Battle (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Ryan Hendy (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Nathan Wilson (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Peter Dye (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Christopher Kennedy (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Darryl Thomas (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Ricky Johnson (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Mark Mott (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Josh Henry (Ferntree Gully Eagles – EFL)
  • Caleb Millman (Tarwin – Alberton FL)
  • Mitchell Forgiarini (St Johns Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Matthew Carter (St Johns Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Jack Price (Clayton)
  • Kaine Price (Clayton)
  • Duke Bourke (Clayton)
  • Justin Isle (Clayton)
  • Lachlan Staker (Endeavour Hills)
  • Bradley McKenzie (Sorrento – MPNFL)
  • Michael Duke (Yarra Junction – AFL Yarra Ranges)
  • Reece Hancock (Mt Lilydale Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Isaac Newstead (Hallam)
  • Matt Neve (Hallam)
  • Daniel Kelson (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA)

OUT

  • Harrison Cowan (Silvan – EFL)
  • Andrew Cloosterman (Silvan – EFL)
  • Daniel Ralph (Coolangatta Tweed – AFL Queensland)
  • Grayson Baines (Moorabbin Kangarooos)
  • Brett Colbert (Warragul Industrials – Ellinbank & District FL)
  • Darren Ramsdale (Pines – MPNFL)
  • Trent Day (Lyndale)
  • Louis Zammit (Sandown Cobras)
  • Dion Paull (Mt Lilydale Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Matthew O’Callaghan (Belgrave – AFL Yarra Ranges)
  • Hewad Taniwal (Endeavour Hills)
  • Nicholas Walker (Tooradin-Dalmore – SEFNL)
  • David Lever (Yarra Junction – AFL Yarra Ranges)
  • Matthew Hutchinson (Devon Meadows – MPNFL)
Nick Battle will cross from the Doves to the Eagles.

Nick Battle

 


EAST BRIGHTON

While the Vampires are yet to lodge transfers for an experienced senior player, the club has gone down the youth path and bolstered its list with a number of talented footballers from its junior program, as well as the Beaumaris and Caulfield Bears Junior Football Clubs.

IN

  • Daniel Holland (Chelsea Heights)
  • Jesse Wilesmith (Gungahlin Jets – AFL Canberra)
  • Blake Cochrane (Heatherton)
  • Nathan Foster (Heatherton)
  • Shaun James (Meeniyan Dumbalk United – Alberton FNL)
  • Alexander Morton (Old Carey Grammarians – VAFA)
  • Codie Smith (Kilcunda Bass – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Jarryd Zaal (South Belgrave – EFL)
  • Liam McKay (Edithvale-Aspendale – MPNFL)
  • David De Luca (Tarwin – Alberton FNL)
  • Mark Breakwell (Tarwin – Alberton FNL)

OUT

  • Nathan Stewart (Toowoomba – AFL Darling Downs)
  • John Maye (Yarragon – Mid Gippsland FL)
  • Steven Richards (Old Camberwell Grammarians – VAFA)
  • Alex Schwarzenberg (Bacchus Marsh – Ballarat FL)
  • Lachlan Smith (Moe – Gippsland FL)
  • David Blee (Caulfield)
  • John Conroy (Corowa Rutherglen – Ovens & Murray FL)
  • Adam Wakeling (Caulfield)
  • Daniel Gawned (Gosford – Black Diamond AFL)

 


HAMPTON

Veteran ruckman Matt Thorneycroft will bolster the Hammers’ big man stocks in 2018, after making the switch from Cheltenham during the off-season. Thorneycroft, who will reunited with former Chelt teammate Pat Bolger at Petersen Street, has plenty of Division 1 Senior experience under his belt, and was a key component in the Rosellas’ reserves premiership last season. Meanwhile, the club have added several players from MPNFL clubs, including Seaford, Hastings and Crib Point, which will add to the club’s depth. Meanwhile, a trio of players, including key defender James Feather and 2010 premiership player Chris Grove, have switched their allegiances to Ashwood.

IN

  • Matthew Thorneycroft (Cheltenham)
  • Daniel Tacconelli (Old Geelong – VAFA)
  • Craig Norton (Somerville – MPNFL)
  • Callum White (Cranbourne – SEFNL)
  • Arron Griffin (Crib Point – MPNFL)
  • Mark Devereaux (Hastings – MPNFL)
  • Lachlan Mullin (Seaford – MPNFL)
  • Taka Tohiariki (Seaford – MPNFL)
  • Kevin Sharpe (St Bedes/Mentone Tigers – VAFA)
  • Thomas Burley (Edithvale-Aspendale – MPNFL)
  • James O’Connor (Geelong Amateur – Bellarine FNL)
  • Dominic Clifford (Chelsea – MPNFL)
  • Brandon Lukies (Katamatite – Picola & District FNL)
  • Craig Price (Skye)
  • Michael Lees (Karingal – MPNFL)
  • Thomas Hamilton (Tatyoon – Mininera & District FL)
  • Jay Austerberry (Hastings – MPNFL)
  • Luke Nevill (Warnambool – Hampden FNL)

OUT

  • James Feather (Ashwood)
  • Chris Grove (Ashwood)
  • David Masson (Ashwood)
  • Anthony Ticca (Ashwood)
  • Zach Vandenhoven (Highett)
  • Riley Hughes (St Kilda City)
  • Nathan Heap (Frankston Dolphins)
  • Jack Franks (Frankston Dolphins)
  • Rick Chisholm (Seaford – MPNFL)
  • Stephen Mann (Box Hill North – VAFA)
  • Joshua Canny (Stanhope – Kyaram District FNL)
  • James Young (Hampton Rovers – VAFA)

Matt Thorneycroft

 


HIGHETT

After a disappointing on-field year in 2018, the Bulldogs had added some additional experience to its list, while retaining the majority of its playing group. Former Mordialloc midfielder Chris Langdon, who played 14 senior game last year, including the Grand Final, will have a big impact in the Doggies’ engine room, while Hampton Rovers veteran Ed Turner brings plenty of class and big game experience as a two-time Grand Final BOG. Cohuna Kangas’ Brett Collins and Doveton Doves’ Kyle Hendy also loom as a big ins for Highett.

IN

  • Chris Langdon (Mordialloc)
  • Nathan Scott (East Wagga Kooringal – Farrer FL)
  • Ed Turner (Hampton Rovers – VAFA)
  • Nicholas Cougan (Hampton Rovers – VAFA)
  • James Short (Hampton Rovers – VAFA)
  • Brett Collins (Cohuna Kangas – Central Murray FNL)
  • Xavier Ewington (Montmorency – NFNL)
  • James L’Huillier (St Bedes/Mentone Tigers – VAFA)
  • Zach Vandenhoven (Hampton)
  • Harry O’Neill (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Charlie O’Neill (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Joel Tully (Hamilton Kangaroos – Hampden FNL)
  • Michael Russo (Glen Waverley Hawks – EFL)
  • Austen Prendergast (Ballarat – Ballarat FL)
  • Kyle Hendy (Doveton Doves – SENFL)
  • Tyson Edmunds (Cheltenham)

OUT

  • Pat Hanmer (Black Rock)
  • Jordan Osborne (Kilcunda Bass – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Chris Matthews (Moorabbin Kangaroos)
  • Edward Deal (Hampton Rovers – VAFA)
  • Patrick Smith (Old Mentonians – VAFA)
  • Matt Withers (Dingley)
  • Luke Maizey (Moorabbin Kangaroos)
  • James O’Keefe (Oakleigh District)

Ed Turner

 


KEYSBOROUGH

Keysborough were been the most active in the early stages of the November transfer period, signing a host of players to bolster its list as it contends for the premiership in 2018. Among them are Mt Eliza duo James Anwyl (ex-Frankston VFL key defender) and Aaron McIlroy (utility with X-factor), as well as EFL goalkicking machine Matthew Carnelley, who has twice booted 100 goals in a season and was crowned AFL Victoria’s Senior Metropolitan Community Football Leading Goal Kicker in 2016 with 108 majors – seven clear of Mount Waverley’s James Gough. Carnelley will form part of a devastating forward duo alongside Bennett Medal runner-up Chris Bryan, who has recommitted for next season. Shaun Dekkers also returns to the club after a season at Hampton Park. The Burras have also lodged a swag of transfers for players from a few South East Juniors clubs, and in particular Narre North Foxes, which will ensure they field a competitive Under 19 side this season.

 

IN

  • James Anwyl (Mt Eliza – MPNFL)
  • Aaron McIlroy (Mt Eliza – MPNFL)
  • Matthew Carnelley (Forest Hill – EFL)
  • Adam Machnikowski (Narre Warren – SEFNL)
  • Bailey Wardle (Narre Warren – SEFNL)
  • Nathan Power (Narre Warren – SEFNL)
  • Coady McPhail (Narre Warren – SEFNL)
  • Alex Millard (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Shaun Dekkers (Hampton Park – SEFNL/SFNL)
  • Troy Curtis (Hallam)
  • Troy Wright (Hallam)
  • Darren Jameson (Bunyip – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Nathan Jameson (Bunyip – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Kasey Mobourne (Bunyip – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Damian Collins (Narre Warren – SEFNL)
  • Matthew Collett (St Johns Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Jack Lonie (Tooradin-Dalmore – SEFNL)
  • Gerard Smith (Carrum Patterson Lakes)
  • Seamus Curran (Noble Park – EFL)
  • David Vassallo (Dandenong)
  • Scott Chamberlain (Pyramid Hill – Lodden Valley FL)
  • Michael Puts (East Burwood – EFL)
  • Kalen Murrian (East Burwood – EFL)

OUT

  • Jacob Bakes (Springvale Districts)
  • Shane Dunn (Carrum Patterson Lakes)
  • Jake Dunn (Carrum Patterson Lakes)
  • Gerard Smith (Carrum Patterson Lakes)
  • Sam Flight (Carrum Patterson Lakes)
  • Daniel Durdin (Carrum Patterson Lakes)
  • Jonathan Hawes (Carrum Patterson Lakes)
  • Dylan Claxton (Drouin – Gippsland FL)
  • Jesse Cuffe (Hampton Park)
  • Beau Anthony (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Aaron Raven (Moe – Gippsland FL)
  • Nathan Torcasio (St Pauls)
  • Brennan Drewett (Sandown Cobras)
  • Adam Roth (Sandown Cobras)
  • Michael Scott (Dandenong)
  • Anthony Gaetano (Dandenong)
  • Brett Williamson (Croydon North – AFL Yarra Ranges)
  • Bradley Cousins (Oakleigh District)
Mathew Carnelley

Matthew Carnelley

 


MOUNT WAVERLEY

The Mountain Lions have suffered four massive losses ahead of the 2018 season. Champion Jarrod Wilkin has retired, 2017 Bennett Medallist Jackson Smith will follow his dad, premiership coach Nick Smith, across to Werribee Centrals and explosive midfielder Andy Mathers is seeking a transfer to Karingal. The trio were the top three place getters in the club’s 2017 Best & Fairest. In addition, a transfer has recently been lodged to facilitate champion goalkicker James Gough’s move to EFL Div 4 outfit Fairpark (formerly Eastern Lions). Ben McLeod, a regular senior player with Sebastopol in the strong Ballarat league, looms as a handy pick up for the 2016 Division 3 premiers.

 

IN

  • Ben McLeod (Sebastopol – Ballarat FL)
  • Stuart Pike (Heidelberg West – NFNL)
  • Johnny Le (Sandown Cobras)
  • Nicholas Cerni (East Burwood – EFL)
  • Steven Speers (Toronto Dingoes – AFL Ontario)
  • Joseph McIvor (Russells Creek – Warnambool & District FL)

OUT

  • Jackson Smith (Werribee Centrals – Geelong & District FL)
  • Andy Mathers (Karingal – MPNFL)
  • James Gough (Fairpark – EFL)
  • Ian Taylor (Forest Hill – EFL)
  • Matthew Newsom (Sandown Cobras)
  • Anthony May (South Yarra)
  • Tim Kropf (Mulgrave – EFL)
  • Caleb Lewis (Bayswater – EFL)
  • Dylan Thirkell (Chiltern – Tallangatta & District FL)
Ben McLeod

Ben McLeod

 


MURRUMBEENA

Murrumbeena has pulled off one of the biggest recruiting coups of the November transfer period by signing former St Pauls premiership players Luke James and Jay Bruno in a move that could land the 2017 Division 2 runners-up their first premiership since 2003. The mercurial James is a two-time league leading goalkicker with the Doggies, and booted seven in a sublime performance in the club’s 2013 Grand Final triumph, cementing his status as a big game performer. A goalkicking machine that’s is capable of incredible feats, James topped 90 goals in a season five times between 2007 and 2012, including a whopping haul of 148 majors with Kilcunda Bass in 2011. While perhaps now in the twilight of his decorated career, the spearhead will no doubt prove hard to stop in Division 2 next year. Likewise Bruno, who is perhaps best know for his exploits as one of the key components in the dominant St Kilda City team of the late 2000’s, which included a Division 1 Senior League B&F in 2009. The midfield ace also won a Nepean league medal with Rye in 2014 after playing in the St Pauls’ 2013 flag. Lachlan Batt has departed the club to take up a senior coaching role with Black Rock, while Josh Wright has followed his father Steve across to Meeniyan Dumbalk United.

The Beena’s raid on McKinnon Reserve has continued into the new year, with Doggies captain Harley Ambrose sensationally crossing to Murrumbeena. The star midfielder was hampered by injury problems in 2017, but has been a proven performer over several seasons, earning selection in the SFNL’s Interleague team in 2014 and 2015. St Pauls’ veteran and 2013 premiership player Owen Lewis will also be joining Ambrose at the Beena Arena.

 

IN

  • Luke James (Kilcunda Bass – West Gippsland FNL)
  • Jay Bruno (Old Xavarians – VAFA)
  • Harley Ambrose (St Pauls)
  • Owen Lewis (St Pauls)
  • Dylan Elkman (Ormond – VAFA)
  • Timothy Smith (Kilcunda Bass – West Gippsland FNL)
  • Jamie Hackett (Upwey Tecoma – AFL Yarra Ranges)
  • Jack Johnson (Crib Point – MPNFL)
  • Brett Scotland (University Blues – VAFA)
  • Andre Mikelsons (University Blues – VAFA)
  • Nicholas Edwards (Bonbeach – MPNFL)
  • Dylan Edwards (Bonbeach – MPNFL)
  • Jack McDonald (Murrabit – Golden Rivers FL)
  • Nathan McDonald (Waverley Blues – EFL)
  • Timothy McGaw (Bentleigh)
  • Stirling Reeve (Pembroke Old Scholars – Adelaide FL)

OUT

  • Joshua Wright (Meeniyan Dumbalk United – Alberton FNL)
  • Lachlan Batt (Black Rock)
  • Jarrod Walker (Fish Creek – Alberton FNL)
  • Darcy Hargrave (Fish Creek – Alberton FNL)
  • Willem Voorham (Fish Creek – Alberton FNL)
  • Nathan Davidson (Black Rock)
  • Joshua Hargreaves (Chelsea – MPNFL)
  • Ray Pickering (Thorpdale – Mid Gippsland FL)
  • Jack Reggardo (Black Rock)
  • Daniel Cavanagh (Frankston Dolphins)
  • Patrick Au (Richmond Central – VAFA)
  • Ryan Bilalis (Richmond Central – VAFA)
  • Adam Vanderneut (South Belgrave – EFL)
Luke James

Luke James

Harley Ambrose

 


SKYE

Skye captain Aaron Pacey is off to Tyabb and will assume the role as the club’s senior coach, while big-bodied midfielder Jordan Thomas is one of several senior players that are set to follow Pacey across to the Yabbies. The club has may be light on for senior inclusions, but have picked up several players from junior clubs in the area.

 

IN

  • Aaron Dawson (Tyabb – MPNFL)
  • Jack Minton (Langwarrin – MPNFL)
  • Zach Harland (Cranbourne – SEFNL)
  • Dylan O’Meara (Rockingham – Peel FNL)
  • Luke Bailey-Kohne (Masala – VAFA)
  • Dylan McNamara (Chelsea Heights)
  • Damien Richardson (Officer – SEFNL)
  • Edward Peatey (Seaford – SEFNL)
  • Dylan Vreekamp (DWWWW – Alberton FNL)

OUT

  • Aaron Pacey (Tyabb – MPNFL)
  • Jordan Thomas (Tyabb – MPNFL)
  • Matt Haverfield (Tyabb – MPNFL)
  • Ashley Planner (Tyabb – MPNFL)
  • Spencer McArtney (Tyabb – MPNFL)
  • Brent Nanopoulos (Tyabb – MPNFL)
  • Kyle Gascoigne (South Mornington – VAFA)
  • Nathan Naughton (Dingley)
  • Jake Bray (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Jason Slinger (Cranbourne – SEFNL)
  • Jacob Holland (Frankston Dolphins)
  • Craig Price (Hampton)
  • Troy Docherty (Otway Districts – Colac & District FNL)
  • Brock Thomson (Thorpdale – Mid Gippsland FL)
  • Trevor White (Dandenong)