DIVISION 3 TRANSFER NEWS

February 2, 2018

Keep up to date with all the latest Division 3 player transfers by club below.

DIVISION 1: Check out rolling coverage of all Division 1 transfers here.

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

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

View full list of SFNL transfers and clearances HERE.

 

ASHWOOD

The Woods announced a pair of massive signings in November with Oakleigh District’s Carroll boys, Ryan and Patrick, joining brother Dale at Essex Heights Reserve. Patrick, a silky-skilled rebounding defender, is a former Best & Fairest winner (2013) and premiership player (2015) at the Oaks, and was this year named in the back pocket of the SFNL Division 1 Team of the Year. He has also twice represented the SFNL at Interleague level, and was awarded the Best on Ground medallion at the 2016 AFL Victoria Community Championships. Ryan is a tough-as-nails, strong-bodied inside midfielder that wins plenty of his own footy, and will be a great addition to Ashwood’s onball brigade.

Ashwood also lodged transfers for Hampton trio James Feather, Chris Grove and David Masson in February.

 

IN

OUT

  • Michael Langford (Scoresby – EFL)
  • Samuel Burr (Box Hill North – VAFA)

 


BLACK ROCK

Former Hampton and Murrumbeena utility Lachlan Batt has joined the Jets are its new senior coach for 2018. The 29-year-old previously coached the Hammers’ Under 19 side to consecutive Grand Final appearances before spending the 2017 season at the Beena as a playing assistant under Stevie Wright. In addition to his coaching commitments, Batt will also provide significant on-field support, both in defence and up forward.

 

IN

  • Lachlan Batt (Murrumbeena)
  • Jesse Lawrence (Coolamon Rovers – Riverina FL)
  • Pat Hanmer (Highett)
  • Carlos Kamus (St Kilda City)
  • Andrew West (Bentleigh)

OUT

  • Michael Spohn (Mordialloc)
  • Dylan Peet (St Pauls)
  • Patrick Tatt (Narre Warren – SEFNL)
  • Brett Roessler (Silvan – EFL)
  • Timothy Phelps (Thornton Eildon – AFL Yarra Ranges)
  • Luke Hamilton (Gembrook Cockatoo – AFL Yarra Ranges)

 


ENDEAVOUR HILLS

IN

  • Thomas Gillies (Berwick – SEFNL)
  • Nathan Reid (Narre Warren – SEFNL)
  • Andrew Vella (Narre Warren – SEFNL)
  • Sam McLean (Narre Warren – SEFNL)

OUT

  • Cedric LeGrand (Whitehorse Pioneers – EFL)
  • Jamie Santilli (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Kyle Day (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Kerry Ashford (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Jason Ruprecht (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Chris Thompson (Forest Hill – EFL)
  • Joel Bates (Carrara – AFL Queensland)
  • Paul Lewindon (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA)

 


HALLAM

Hallam’s Under 19 coach Scott MacKenzie and his assistant David Antonielli were appointed as the new senior and reserves coaches of VAFA Division 4 side St Francis Xavier in October, with several of their U19 charges, as well as senior defender Ryan Eggleston, following them across. Transfers for co-captain Stephen Chin, line-breaking half-back Daniel Chin, dynamic goalkicker Shane Thomas and Under 19 captain and SFNL Interleague representative Timmothy Gavenlock were lodged on the first day of the February transfer period.

 

IN

  • Jack Irons (Narre Warren – SEFNL)
  • Benjamin Holland (Narre Warren – SEFNL)
  • Glenn Cornwell (Chirnside Park – EFL)
  • Joshua Collins (St Kilda City)

OUT

  • Shane Thomas (Lyndale)
  • Timmothy Gavenlock (Seaford – Nepean FNL)
  • Matija Sigeti (Stony Creek – Alberton FNL)
  • Stephen Chin (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Daniel Chin (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA)
  • Andrew Daly (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Luke Johnson (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • David Antonielli (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Ryan Eggleston (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Aaron Alexander (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Hayden Fredericks (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Matthew Dean (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Johnathan King (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Alex MacKenzie (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Jayden Campell (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Connor Carlyon (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Rohan Suttie (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Shaun Logan-Brown (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Andrew Mutsaers (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Nathan May (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Shane Woolley (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Kieran Smith (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Chris Molnar (St Francis Xavier Old Collegians – VAFA) 
  • Kyle Faulkner (Korumburra-Bena – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Brendan Tibballs (Traralgon – Gippsland FL)
  • Danny Hartley (Lyndale)
  • Troy Curtis (Keysborough)
  • Matt Gilbert (Belgrave – AFL Yarra Ranges) 

 


HAMPTON PARK

The first lot of transfers have come through for Hampton Park, with versatile Chelsea Heights utility Jackson Fry one of the highest-profile recruits to land at Robert Booth Reserve. After previously dominating the Under 19 competition as a prolific goalkicker, the penetrating left-footer has since transformed himself into a skilful, line-breaking senior defender. Fry enjoyed a terrific 2017 season in the back half, but devastatingly missed the majority of the finals series, including the Heighters’ Division 2 premiership victory, through injury. Meanwhile, Lyndale’s 2016 Best & Fairest winner, Taylor Rainey, is one of three Pumas that have signaled their intentions to join the Redbacks.

 

IN

  • Jackson Fry (Chelsea Heights)
  • Taylor Rainey (Lyndale)
  • Jake Rech (Lyndale)
  • Mitch Robinson (Lyndale)
  • Joshua Viney (Koo Wee Rup – Ellinbank & District FL)

OUT

  • Jake Pelham (Mordialloc)
  • Harrison Paul (Beaconsfield – SEFNL)
  • Hayden Brough (Beaconsfield – SEFNL)
  • Nicholas Williams (Rowville – EFL)

Jackson Fry

 

Taylor Rainey

 


HEATHERTON

The Tunners have been industrious in February, following the departures of playing coach Chris Keenan and two-time Best & Fairest winner Jesse Stone, and will enter 2018 with a number of fresh faces. Five DWWWW players have requested transfers to Heatherton, including former Dingley and Hallam key position player Travis Walker, and 2013 Leader Shooting Star nominee John Mentiplay (Dingley). Ex-Oakleigh Crusher Andy Weymouth will also call Ross Street home this year.

 

IN

  • Zachary Gulavin (Narre Warren – SEFNL)
  • Bradley Starkey (Nar Nar Goon – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Raymond Smith (Garfield – West Gippsland FNC)
  • Matthew Scarlett (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • James Wilson (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Jayden Arter (DWWWW – Alberton FNL)
  • Travis Walker (DWWWW – Alberton FNL)
  • John Mentiplay (DWWWW – Alberton FNL)
  • Luke Fakos (DWWWW – Alberton FNL)
  • Mehdi Daoud (DWWWW – Alberton FNL)
  • Zein Daoud (Oakleigh Crushers – VAFA)
  • Andrew Weymouth (Oakleigh Crushers – VAFA)
  • Benjamin Clark-Henry (Cheltenham)

OUT

  • Jesse Stone (Trafalgar – Mid Gippsland FL)
  • Chris Keenan (St Kilda City)
  • Aidan Nelson (Noble Park – EFL)
  • Anthony Vanzella (Box Hill North – VAFA)
  • Jamie Lovat (Lyndhurst)
  • Jarryd Elton (Forest Hill – EFL)
  • Josh McLaren (Dingley)

Travis Walker

 

Andy Weymouth

 


SOUTH YARRA

IN

  • Samuel Dean (Mangoplah Cookardinia United Eastlakes – Riverina FL)
  • Brody Low (Hinterland Blues – AFL Queensland)
  • Michael Gliddon (Bunbury – South West FL)
  • Jack Zeler (Dingley)
  • Alex Lobczuk (Caroline Springs – WRFL)

OUT

  • Damien Angus (Keilor – EDFL)
  • James McMillan (Richmond Central – VAFA)
  • Shane Tyssen (West Sunshine – WRFL)
  • Justin Baxter (Warburton Millgrove – AFL Yarra Ranges)

 


SPRINGVALE DISTRICTS

The Demons have been the biggest player in Division 3 and landed the first big fish in November with the signing of two-time Noble Park premiership player George Angelopoulos. The skilful, hard-as-nails midfielder finished in the top five of the Bulls’ B&F on four occasions, and has also had stints at Stony Creek, Narre Warren and Karingal, where he was named in the MPNFL Team of the Year. Another key signing is former Oakleigh Chargers (TAC Cup) premiership player Sam Raru, who joins the club from Doveton. A polished midfielder, Raru spent two years at Port Melbourne in the VFL before joining the Doves, where his brilliant 2017 season included a fourth-place finish in the League Best & Fairest and selection in the SEFNL Team of the Year. In other November transfer news, Chris Chalmers also returns to Springvale after stints at Karingal and Nar Nar Goon over the last three seasons, ex-Oakleigh District, Stony Creek and Noble Park key defender Nathan Brown makes the switch to Newcomen Road and former Oakleigh District premiership players Daniel Saldanha and Mladen Josic further bolster a strong Districts’ list.

Tyabb key position player Jake Beckwith became the District’s first transfer of 2018.

 

IN

  • George Angelopoulos (Stony Creek – Alberton FNL)
  • Christopher Pitsos (Noble Park – EFL)
  • Chris Chalmers (Nar Nar Goon – West Gippsland FNL)
  • Daniel Saldanha (Oakleigh District)
  • Mladen Josic (Stony Creek – Alberton FNL)
  • Nathan Brown (Stony Creek – Alberton FNL)
  • Aaron Peebles (DWWWW – Alberton FNL)
  • Sam Raru (Doveton Doves – SEFNL)
  • Adam Sikora (Dingley)
  • Jake Beckwith (Tyabb – Nepean FNL)

OUT

  • Chris Lacey (Frankston Dolphins)
  • Joshua Dart (Frankston Dolphins)
  • Jayden Dart (Frankston Dolphins)
  • Soeun Sang (Frankston Dolphins)