DIVISION 2 TRANSFER NEWS

November 30, 2017

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

IN

OUT

  • Luke Davey (Box Hill North – VAFA)

 


CLAYTON

IN

OUT

  • Jack Day (South Mornington – VAFA)

 


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.

 

IN

OUT

  • Harrison Cowan (Silvan – EFL)
  • Andrew Cloosterman (Silvan – EFL)
Nick Battle will cross from the Doves to the Eagles.

Nick Battle

 


EAST BRIGHTON

IN

OUT

  • Nathan Stewart (Toowoomba – AFL Darling Downs)

 


HAMPTON

IN

OUT

 


HIGHETT

IN

  • Nathan Scott (East Wagga Kooringal – Farrer FL)
  • Ed Turner (Hampton Rovers – VAFA)
  • Brett Collins (Cohuna Kangas – Central Murray FNL)

OUT

 


KEYSBOROUGH

Keysborough have been the most active in the early stages of the 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 South East Juniors club, Narre North Foxes.

 

IN

OUT

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.

NB: A transfer is yet to be lodged for Smith.

 

IN

  • Ben McLeod (Sebastopol – Ballarat FL)
  • Stuart Pike (Heidelberg West – NFNL)
  • George Billias (East Burwood – EFL)
  • Yianni Billias (East Burwood – EFL)

OUT

  • Jackson Smith (Werribee Centrals – Geelong & District FL)
  • Andy Mathers (Karingal – Peninsula FNL)
  • James Gough (Fairpark – EFL)
Ben McLeod

Ben McLeod

 


MURRUMBEENA

Murrumbeena has pulled off one of the biggest recruiting coups of the 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.

IN

  • Luke James (Kilcunda Bass – West Gippsland FNL)
  • Jay Bruno (Old Xavarians – VAFA)
  • Jamie Hackett (Upwey Tecoma – AFL Yarra Ranges)
  • Jack Johnson (Crib Point – Nepean FNL)

OUT

  • Joshua Wright (Meeniyan Dumbalk United – Alberton FNL)
  • Lachlan Batt (Black Rock)
Luke James

Luke James

 


SKYE

Skye captain Aaron Pacey is off to Tyabb and will assume the role as the club’s senior coach. In addition, the retirements of playing senior coach Ben Walker and senior stars Tim Barr and Marty Watts may leave the Bombers light-on for on-field experience and leadership. Versatile, big-bodied midfielder Jordan Thomas is one of several senior players that are set to follow Pacey to the Yabbies.

 

IN

OUT

  • Aaron Pacey (Tyabb – Nepean FNL)
  • Jordan Thomas (Tyabb – Nepean FNL)
  • Matt Haverfield (Tyabb – Nepean FNL)
  • Spencer McArtney (Tyabb – Nepean FNL)