With the loss of our VFL licence for 2018, many of our players and staff are pursuing their careers elsewhere and thankfully it has been great for the players to be able to secure spots on other VFL lists so that they can continue their football careers at the higher level. With reduced lists at all VFL clubs and the loss of the VFL development league, there are limited places available and it is great that so many of the boys have been able to grab one of those spots:
Luke Kiel – Geelong VFL
Tom Schnerring – Williamston FC
Mitch Rodd – North Melbourne VFL
Andrew Hooper – Werribee FC
Hayden Walters – Williamstown FC
Nick Rippon – North Melbourne VFL
Lane Buckwell – Williamstown VFL
Ollie Tate – Williamstown VFL
Brenton Payne – Southport in the NEAFL
Locally, Tony Lockyer returns to Sebastopol as assistant coach and player and has Matt Austin, James Keeble, Lachlan Cassidy and Nick Hausler joining him.
Matt Johnston has moved from North Ballarat to East Point.
Ben Simpson remains at North Ballarat and Tim Spiers has joined the club for season 2018
Our coaches have also successfully moved on. Marc Greig is now taking charge at the Greater Western Victorian Rebels, Leigh Hutchinson has signed as the head coach of Sebastopol and Nick Daffy is a line coach with Essendon VFL.
Make sure you keep up to date with how your Rooster favourites are going in the various competitions and we will make sure to publish further player movements and achievements as they become known.