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Football and netball recruits and player movement news

By Tyler Maher

Euroa continues to reel in recruits as it looks to rise up the Goulburn Valley League table next year.

The Magpies have landed a few big fish already to bolster their tall-timber stocks — including the return of Trent Storer — but have now added more VFL and TAC Cup experience to their list in the form of Adam Giobbi.

Giobbi played for Dandenong Stingrays at the under-18 representative level in 2010-11 and also lined up for Frankston on a number of occasions.

The key defender arrives at Memorial Oval from Noble Park, with the familiar faces of cousins Max, Jacob and Zac Gleeson helping lure Giobbi to the club.

Tasmanian Jacob Brereton — who played with Alexandra last year — will also be crucial in the ruck for Euroa next season as he stands at an impressive 199cm tall.

In Kyabram District Football League, Avenel has shored up its standing as one of the busiest clubs this off-season after announcing another pair of recruits.

Jack Myers will join the Swans after a stellar year at Longwood, as will Mason Vearing — who spent the past two seasons playing for Violet Town.

Murchison-Toolamba was also buoyed by signing news this week, with premiership player and former captain Shane Kay returning to the club after a two-year stint at Tatura.

Picola United has signed Tom Higgins for next season, with the smooth-mover joining the Blues from Rumbalara.

Other Picola District Football League news includes Jerilderie signing Hayden Smith, Jye Holcombe, David Gregory and Sam Sleigh, while Yarroweyah has signalled its intention to field an under-17 team next year under new coaches Wayne Griffin and Lincoln Humphries.

In the Northern Country Women’s League, Mooroopna has appointed Terry Mahoney as senior coach.

Mahoney’s long list of coaching achievements includes steering the national AFL team of the Philippines to a number of championships, as well being named KDFL Coach of the Year in 2010 while at Undera.

Murray Netball League outfit Katandra has also announced that Michelle McKay will go around again as A-grade coach.