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2024 EDFL Player Transfer News

The latest updates!

The 2024 player transfer window is officially open.

Clubs wasted no time announcing a smattering of new signings over the off-season and are now able to begin securing those signings.

While a lot of transfers will be for players clubs have already announced, we'll keep you updated on the latest key transfer news below.

The EDFL's official Twitter/X feed will be kept up to date with all the key transfers news as it comes to hand via the #EDFLtransfers hashtag.

To view every senior transfer in and out of the EDFL, head here.

February 25

Hadfield lodged their first transfers on Sunday after announcing an incredible amount of recruits in the offseason.

Talat Moustafa (Northern Saints), Daniel Moro (Glenroy), and Sam Godden (Dimboola) among the first lot.

The latter is no stranger to the league having played 14 games in the top flight for Pascoe Vale and will be a great addition for the Hawks should his clearance be approved.

Jaryd Cachia is looking to head to Portarlington for the 2024 season.

Cachia played just one game in Aberfeldie's reserves side in 2023, but the former Blue was a dominant force in Premier Division for Strathmore and Aberfeldie across three full seasons.

February 24

Quiet day.

February 23

Maribyrnong Park are having trouble getting Will Young across with another lodged transfer declined by Caroline Springs due to him being a contracted and "required" player.

Hillside lodged two more transfers to acquire senior women's players from Keilor with both declined.

Brooke Kerrigan and Isabelle Young were the latest to look to make the move wanting to join five of their teammates whose clearances have been approved.

A clearance that was previously declined but now approved is Brody Watts who will play for Avondale Heights in 2024.

The 19-year-old kicked 34 goals for Sunbury Kangaroos in 2023 and was named in the Team of the Year side in his first full season of senior footy.

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John Roumeliotis will be aligned with Airport West in 2024 after making the move from outgoing top flight side Maribyrnong Park.

Roumeliotis only played four games for Marby in 2023 spending most of the season with the Northern Bullants.

Coburg Districts have made more moves in their women's program with Marsa Arob (West Preston-Lakeside), Chantelle McGuinness, and Dawn McGuinness (both Fitzroy Stars) the latest seeking clearances.

Lucas Rocci will head back to Werribee Districts after playing 31 games with Aberfeldie since 2017.

The 22-year-old played 10 games with Werribee in the VFL but missed a portion of the season through injury.

February 22

Keilor remain tight-lipped on their recruits but have lodged a transfer for Jermarl Daly, a Western Australian junior state representative who is currently with the Essendon VFL squad.

The 22-year-old played a junior season with East Keilor and played interleague for the EDFL before moving to Western Australia, playing most recently for Southern Districts in the NTFL and Ouyen United in the Sunraysia FNL.

The Blues have also lodged transfers for Ouyen United teammate Melvin Tataya and Flemington Juniors pair Xander Keating and Sam Heinnen who move into open age competition full time.

Coburg Districts got busy on Thursday night lodging transfers for a number of their recruits, including Hillside ruck Rusi Komaitai.

Komaitai is coming off a great season with Hillside and will move across with coach Charlie Denaro after 139 games in black, white, and teal.

His transfer comes alongside teammate Jack Gusman, Harrison Harbrow (Newstead), Guy Clark, Pasquale Curcio, and Lewis Johnson (all Fitzroy).

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Deer Park has added another VFL-listed player to their ranks with Joshua Cooper moving down from Brisbane to be aligned with a different Lion when not on Bullants duty.

Cooper represented the Allies at the National Championships in 2023 and played three VFL games with Brisbane.

February 21

Essendon Doutta Stars have lodged a pair of VFL-listed transfers in Michael Kiraly and Dylan Laurie.

Laurie, a Hillside junior, will be listed with Coburg after spending 2023 with Northern Bullants where he played 15 games.

Kiraly spent 2023 with Essendon VFL and played six games in the back end of the year.

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Wednesday was a bit quieter on the incoming talent front with a number of high-quality players seeking moves out of the EDFL

Notable outgoing players: Trent Warren (Old Carey), Lachlan Johnson (Old Scotch), Zak Saad (Heathcote), Thomas McIntosh, Cooper McPharlane, Nathan Carroll (all Sunshine).

February 20

ANZAC Day at Canning Reserve will be must-watch footy with former North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell set to suit up for the Heights.

Avondale Heights announced his signing on Tuesday with his clearance pushed through and approved.

Ziebell needs no introduction for his on-field ability, but off-field he has been working with the Heights over the preseason with new coach and father in-law Paddy Byrne.

Byrne is hopeful he may have further availability in the second half of the season depending on his Richmond commitments, but it's exciting to see such talent on display in the EDFL.

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The ex-AFL talent heading to the EDFL doesn't stop there with Aberfeldie pushing a clearance through for former Swan Ben Ronke.

Ronke will be a co-coach with Clay Ilman who was promoted from his assistant post following Adam Marcon's acceptance of a full-time coaching role with North Melbourne.

His clearance comes alongside Sam Medland (Woodend-Hesket), Matt Weber (Gisborne), Sam Beckinsale, and Gabe Cristiano (both Burnside Heights).

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Essendon Doutta Stars continue to lodge transfers with some of their announced recruits on the list this time.

Andre Jaycock (Maribyrnong Park), Kelton Overend (Greensborough), Bayley Overend (Coburg Districts), James Di Virgilio (Yallourn Yallourn North), and Joshua Blake (Banyule) among those looking to call Nipper Jordan Oval home in 2024.

East Sunbury captain Ash Millane sought a transfer to Romsey, but his transfer has been declined.

February 19

Nat Caruso will join his brother at Hillside after an incredible stint in the top flight.

Also an EDFL Team of the 2010s member with Fort, Nat will play Division One footy for the first time since his Northern Saints won the flag, a game in which he was awarded the David McWilliam medal as the best player on the ground.

After securing some recent recruits, Aberfeldie have added Ashleigh Gunn who brings across a significant amount of VFLW experience.

Gunn has spent the last three seasons with Darebin playing 40 games.

Possibly the most high-profile name moving across into the EDFL for 2024 is Lachie Plowman who was announced as a recruit for Maribyrnong Park in November and now, his transfer is finally through and cleared.

The defender managed 145 games for Carlton and GWS across 11 seasons in the AFL and announced his retirement at the end of the 2023 season.

Plowman added one game to his tally under Michael Voss but at 29 years of age, he'll be a great addition to a Marby outfit looking for a short stay in Division One.

EDFL stalwart Marwan Abdul-Wahed will look to return to Marby after spending one season with the Lions in 2013.

Abdul-Wahed has a whopping 288 EDFL games to his name and he'll be looking to bring up 300 in 2024.

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February 18

Reigning premiers Oak Park has done no harm to their chance of back-to-back Airport Toyota Women's Premier Division flags after securing the services of Leah Spargo.

The Keilor product is fresh off a 2023 season gaining VFLW experience having previously represented Western Jets and Vic Metro.

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Meanwhile, Sunbury Kangaroos continue regaining departed talent with Elisha Green heading back to Eric Boardman Reserve after finishing the year with Strathmore in the top flight.

Green started with the Kangaroos in 2017 and will add to their 69-game tally.

February 17

Michael Portelli is looking to remain in Division One requesting a transfer from Westmeadows to Hillside.

The 20-year-old played 18 games in his first year of full time senior footy in 2023 and was named in the best on 10 occasions.

February 16

Shaun McKernan's clearance from Bundoora has officially been approved and come through alongside Todd Oakley (Preston Bullants) and Zen Sell (Tullamarine) who are also looking to join the Mores.

Essendon VFL representative Jake Moorhead will be a Panther in 2024 after his transfer from Strathfieldsaye to Pascoe Vale was approved.

Moorhead will join 2023 coach Leigh Tudor and will increase their top-end talent again being a winner of the Bendigo Football League's best and fairest award in 2022.

February 15

Former Adelaide Crow Will Young has officially lodged paperwork to head to Marby as already announced.

We're still waiting on the highly anticipated Lachie Plowman clearance.

After tripping over the final hurdle, Aberfeldie are looking to stack their list with 2023 Premier Division best and fairest runner-up India Barker looking to make the move across from Marby.

The 20-year-old has played 54 games with the Lions kicking 50 goals, remarkably being named in the best on 36 occasions.

Teammate Lily Bateman, Emily Heaney (Yarraville Seddon Eagles), Lyra Veniegas (Flemington Juniors), Jacqueline Smith (Burnside Heights), Natasha Symons (Spotswood), and Breanna Keath (VU Western Spurs) among the others looking to don the two blues.

February 14

Douttas may have some more signings up their sleeves with two more unannounced recruits having transfers lodged.

Liam Mercieca is looking to move from Burnside Heights along with Julian Callegari from Doncaster East.

Mercieca will add some depth in their ruck slots but may struggle in the more open and faster nature of Premier Division, while Callegari brings top flight experience from the EFNL while simultaneously increasing their youth stocks should his transfer eventually be approved.

Avondale Heights pair Cameron McLeod and Tom Hird are seeking moves away from Canning Reserve with McLeod joining Aberfeldie, while Hird will play for Hurstbridge when not on VFL duties.

McLeod spent the last two seasons with the Heights while on VFL lists playing 30 games and kicking 17 goals.

Hird meanwhile spent most of 2023 with Port Melbourne and managed just two games.

Fort Caruso has officially lodged paperwork to depart Greenvale, with Aliyy Elmaghraby (Waratah) also looking to head to Hillside.

An EDFL Team of the 2010s member, Caruso will take all his experience as a Hutchison Medalist, premiership player, and multiple best and fairest and team of the year recipient to a Sharks outfit looking to push deeper into finals.

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Sunbury Kangaroos have started to officially look to bring across players into their women's program after announcing a number of new (returning) signings.

Kelsie Gill (Strathmore), Bronte Koutras (Darley), and Tylah Bell (Coburg) are among the first to bolster a side looking to get back to their strength from a few seasons ago.

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February 13

The Rupo to Riddell exodus we were expecting is here with Dean Galea, Brent Swallow, Jacob Chahine, Dylan Podolczak, and Luke Cannon looking to join 2023 coach Skip Bray.

Jordan Tentonello and Jakeb Coles have also had paperwork lodged for a move to Sunbury.

Northern Saints have lodged transfers for some unannounced signings which includes returning juniors Stefan Valensisi (Pascoe Vale) and Joseph Rahme (Strathmore), a great sign for the club already right in the Strathmore Community Bank Division Two premiership window.

February 12

Strathmore have started the week with authority with 2022 premiership players Nick Ingleton (Macorna) and Sam O'Loughlin (Carngham Linton) looking to return from stints in the country, while former Kangaroo and Power player Trent Dumont is officially looking to clear to the Mores.

They didn't make much of a fuss when they announced Dumont and Shaun McKernan and have kept quiet on the return of their two premiership players.

Coburg Districts Under 18.5 premiership player Curtis Rawlings is also looking to be a More in 2024, along with Cale Du Plessis (Point Cook Centrals).

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Airport West premiership player Danielle Harding will be looking to help build East Sunbury's women's program in 2024 with a transfer lodged today.

Harding has played 39 games across three seasons with the Eagles and departs with a premiership medallion after being part of their dominant, undefeated season.

Her transfer comes alongside Sarah Hunt, Sophia Iosifidis (both Sunbury Kangaroos), Rachael Spencer, Jacinta Lee (both Sunbury Lions), and Ally Salpingidis (Burnside Heights).

Pascoe Vale's Brad Inglis has lodged paperwork to head to Freeling in South Australia.

Despite him spending six seasons at Raeburn Reserve, it'll be a homecoming for Inglis as he returns to South Australia after 80 games in the red and black, having kicked 125 goals.

It's not just outgoing talent for the Panthers as they lodged their first transfers for Jared Eckersley (Broadbeach) and Jeremy Rodi (Merbein).

Eckersley played in Gold Coast's VFL premiership in 2023 after 25 games with the club and is now listed with Essendon's VFL side.

Rodi meanwhile is a former Bendigo Pioneers captain, more recently playing for Merbein in the Sunraysia FNL where he was named team of the year.

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Oak Park have gotten busy again as they look to build a deep list following their promotion lodged transfers for Rory MacGregor, Kane O'Halloran (both Therry Penola), Jeremy Hill (Power House), Grant Wilson (Parkside), Leon Dias, Winoll Dias (Roxburgh Park), and Nash McRae (Strathmore).

February 11

Maribyrnong Park got busy on Sunday lodging seven transfers with returning star Brodie Romensky (UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs) the headline.

Romensky, a Vic Metro Under 18 and TAC Cup (now Coates Talent League) Team of the Year representative, returns to the Lions after spending the last two years in Sydney playing 21 VFL games with GWS.

His clearance comes alongside Craig Searle (Caroline Springs), James Kayrooz (Banyule), Finbarr Warren (UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs), Lachlan Armstrong (West Brunswick), Jarrio Guterres (Roxburgh Park), and Gilbert Brettell (St Bernards).

Ex-AFL listed players Lachie Plowman and Will Young are still yet to have transfers lodged for them.

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Rupertswood have lost another star with Brock Landt looking to head back to Sunbury, while East Keilor's Dean Muir is aiming to join him for the 2024 season.

February 10

It was a pretty quiet day with Coburg Districts making the most moves, lodging transfers for Amy Ronchi (Wattle Park), Larissa Sahyoune (Wallan), and new playing assistant Helena Katsios (La Trobe University).

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February 9

Hillside are looking to bring across another pair of Keilor premiership players in Emily Haber and Georgina Rebuffo.

Haber has taken a couple of years off footy but has played 83 games for the Blues, while Rebuffo has been a mainstay in their senior side playing 39 out of a possible 42 games across the last three seasons.

Rebuffo's transfer has been declined.

Craigieburn's Travis Keating also had his transfer declined after seeking a clearance to Mernda for the 2024 season.

Keating moved across from Bundoora with coach Shane Jacobs and kicked 15 goals from 18 games with the Eagles this season.

February 8

Sunbury Kangaroos remain busy in acquiring their off-season recruits with four clearances lodged today, leaving just a few of their announced signings to go.

Pending transfers lodged today include Andrew Siekai (Maryborough Giants), Mitch Collins (Wandella), and Cooper Anson (Jabiru Bombers).

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Roxburgh Park are looking to top up their youth with Liam Bartolo (Greenvale) and James Bird (Canning South Perth) both wanting to move across following some experience in Under 18.5 Premier Division.

Meanwhile, the reigning Division Two premiers have been busier in the last couple of days lodging transfers for Paul Pascu, Josh Ksiazek (both Glenroy), Tom Lay (Coburg Districts), Jacob Kelly (Parkside), Jesse Hemmens (Sunshine), and Jye Smith (Moama).

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Avondale Heights sharpshooter Aaron Clarke will be on the move to the WAFL. Clarke was a mainstay in Coburg's VFL side but starred for the Heights when available, kicking 31 goals from seven games across his two seasons on the club's list.

Taylors Lakes have made a couple of moves in a couple of days bringing in Braybrook's Chloe Clark-Cain, while also lodging a transfer for Sunbury Kangaroos ruck Sacha Haack (transfer declined).

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Coburg Districts have started lodging their first transfers to begin their new era under Charlie Denaro.

Declan Doherty (West Coburg), Robert Maiorana (La Trobe University), Aythen Kyriazis (Glenroy), Madison Martin (Maribyrnong Park) are all announced recruits looking to play at Cole Reserve and have had transfers lodged.

February 7

Just a couple of days ago we reported some significant top-end losses for Douttas, but they're looking to amend those lodging transfers for young guns Noah Weihrauch (West Coburg) and Bailey Ryan (Hillside).

We knew about Weihrauch through Douttas' socials but Ryan was more of a surprise with no announcement as yet.

Weihrauch has been a key player for the Burgers' two grand final runs since moving across from Bendigo, playing 36 games and kicking 20 goals.

Affectionately known to the EDFL Media Team as "The Rifle", Weihrauch has shown an ability to play in each third of the ground and should be a good addition to Nipper Jordan Oval.

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Ryan will leave Shark Park for the first time in his career and will test himself in the top flight with Douttas.

With multiple junior league best and fairests and premierships and 304 goals from 208 games with the Sharks, his last few seasons as a senior player has shown continual growth and progression.

He has kicked 118 goals from 45 games over Hillside's last three seasons and managed five games at VFL level in 2023.

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Matthew and Justin Condo will be departing Section Road for Braybrook after playing 251 and 218 games for Greenvale respectively.

Although they've been irregular features in the senior side, Darren Bewick will lose some depth in the squad having called upon both a number of times in recent seasons.

Former Bomber Cody Brand is seeking a change from the BFNL with reigning premiers Keilor lodging paperwork to secure the 21-year-old Sunbury star.

Brand was an Essendon NGA product drafted with pick 53 in the 2020 draft (matched Western Bulldogs bid) and played 24 VFL games before being delisted.

Heading into the 2020 draft, Brand was touted by Rookie Me Draft Central as an "athletic key defender, ultra competitive and one of the most reliable stoppers in the draft crop".

He showed his hybrid ability for Sunbury in 2023 playing 16 games and kicking 26 goals.

February 6

Westmeadows weren't the busiest club in the off-season in terms of recruiting, but the Tigers have lodged transfers for two of their signings in Jakob Hanlon (Coburg Districts) and Jordan Taglieri (Moreton Bay). 

Hanlon is a returning junior and will don the yellow and black for the first time since 2019 after spending time with Keilor and Coburg Districts, while Taglieri will join older brother James at the club after moving from Queensland.

Silver Yousif is on the way out at Canning Reserve with a clearance lodged for him to land at Euroa.

Yousif created a lot of spark for the Heights and played 27 games across two seasons, kicking 19 goals.

Half a dozen Jets are seeking permission to land at Section Road with Dylan Watts (Tulla), Michael Baccari (Wallan), Jordan Drummond (Tulla), Daniel Del Borrello (Craigieburn), and Deniliquin pair Ray Murphy and Thomas Chandler lodging transfers.

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Roxburgh Park are getting active lodging transfers for Scott Poynter (North Haven), Andrew Matheas, Tannous Kabalan, Adam Cruickshank, and Matthew Osgood (all Craigieburn).

East Sunbury's Amy Clendenning will be looking to play their senior footy with Sunbury Lions.

Clendenning most recently played in the Thunder's Under 18.5 program in 2023.

Maribyrnong Park will pair up Taylah Egan with their Under 18.5 premiership-winning teammate Tegan Matthews (reported Feb. 2) as another player moving into full-time senior footy after making their senior debut in 2023.

February 5

Campbell Wearne today joins Tom Wallis (North Heidelberg), James Harrold (Old Melburnians), Billy Cootee (Norwood), and Sean McLaren (Hurstbridge) as outgoing Douttas players with the 27-year-old bound for Diggers Rest.

Hillside lodged transfers for off-season recruits Damien Cavka and Habib Hosni, Cavka's was declined.

Oak Park have lodged their first transfer with Oliver Aitken (Coburg Districts) seeking a move to Strathmore Community Bank Division One footy at JP Fawkner Reserve.

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February 4

Sunday was expectedly quiet with just a few transfers lodged.

Aiden Fyfe (Craigieburn) will be heading back to the Gold Coast after spending a year on Port Melbourne's VFL list.

The 21-year-old managed just two games with the Eagles kicking seven goals.

Meanwhile, Joseph Moio will become the latest of 23 lodged transfers by Glenroy as they look to make it a short stay in Division Two.

February 3

Taylors Lakes continued to look to secure their recruits on Saturday with paperwork for North Footscray trio Shaun Ujcich, Declan Wakefield, and Connor Roach lodged alongside Vincent Schiavello (Keilor Park), Yanni Apostolidis (Caroline Springs), and Ben Weightman (Mount Pleasant).

Ujcich, Wakefield, and Roach have been a package deal since first coming together at East Keilor and have each been solid contributors over their time in the WRFL, while Schiavello will be another experienced head for the Lions.

Weightman will be a very handy addition up forward if he can get firing after kicking 67 goals from 16 games last season, making his career tally 779 goals from 227 games.

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Cam Wild (East Keilor) and Sean McLaren (Essendon Doutta Stars) are both heading to NFNL outfit Hurstbridge.

Wild played 15 games across two seasons with the Cougars, while McLaren took the 2023 season off football entirely after 11 games with Douttas in 2022.

They're not the only outbound pair lodging transfers on Saturday with Beau Clarke (Moonee Valley) and Addam Maric (Greenvale) heading to Simpson in the Colac & District FNL.

Clarke spent just one season with the Fog, while Maric has been an omnipresence in the EDFL since 2015.

The 33-year-old announced his retirement to the group after their clash with Airport West in Round 18 which coach Darren Bewick relayed to the crew on NXP Post Game Show, and will join Simpson as an assistant coach in 2024. Well done on a terrific career and thank you for your contributions to Greenvale and the EDFL!

February 2

East Sunbury are looking to rebuild under new coach Travis Bishop and have lodged transfers for their announced recruits.

There's a fair bit of experience among their five lodged transfers, headlined by RDFNL stalwart Matthew Krul who brings 336 games of experience with him.

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Deer Park have started to secure their list ahead of their first foray into top flight footy in the EDFL.

Richmond VFL vice captain and Deer Park junior Mutaz El Nour is alongside Kyneton pair Mason Crozier and Steven Georgiou in their lodged transfers.

Their latest recruit Josh Chatfield will also represent the Lions when not on Footscray VFL duty.

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Many EDFL fans will be keenly awaiting Deer Park's clash with East Keilor who have started pushing clearances through, Lions premiership players Tim Quick and Lachie Smart among their 18 lodged transfers on day two.

The Cougars desperately needed to build their depth but have sought to secure their top-end talent with this batch of transfers.

Although they'll create some points headaches should they be available for selection, some of the standout names include Robbie McComb (Western Bulldogs), Reuben William (Redland/Airport West), Tom Silvagni (Old Xaverians), Nayef Hamad (Newport), and Tyson Old (Red Cliffs).

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Maribyrnong Park have been just on the outside looking in to finals over the last few years in Airport Toyota Women's Premier Division, and have started the process on adding some top-end talent to their list.

Port Melbourne VFLW-listed Maddie Convery will play for Marby when not donning the Borough guernsey.

Meanwhile Tegan Matthews will look to cross from Keilor after winning the Under 18.5 flag with the Blues and playing six senior games in 2023.

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Taylors Lakes should find themselves in the premiership conversation, especially after enjoying a fruitful off-season.

The first lot of players looking to transfer in include young Keilor pair and returning juniors Ben Spargo and Lachlan McMullin, and Airport West's Brandon Raad.

Chanel Caruso is the latest Hillside recruit to have their transfer lodged, making the move from Greenvale after a strong season in green and black.

Caruso received Team of the Year honours starting on the wing in what was a dominant Jets outfit that couldn't quite get over the final hurdle for the second consecutive season.

After not missing a single game over the last two seasons, she'll look to carry that consistency into the top flight with the Sharks.

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A couple of young stars are looking to transfer out of the EDFL with Strathmore's Lachlan Johnson lodging a transfer to Old Scotch, while Billy Cootee looks to head to the SANFL to ply his trade with Norwood.

Essendon's VFL captain in 2023, Cootee played just three games with Douttas kicking three goals and was named in the best on each occasion.

February 1

Day one was expectedly busy with over 180 transfers taking place!

There was a lot of discussion on Sunbury Kangaroo Rhys Magin and where his signature would land, but unfortunately his return to the EDFL was brief with the former Bomber heading back home to Queensland.

The 34-year-old kicked 61 goals from 19 games finishing second in the Division Two leading goal kicking award.

Sunbury Kangaroos however were one of the more active teams in terms of recruiting and lodged transfers for around half (seven) of their announced new signings.

Included are some young guns from Sunbury Lions and Riddell, as well as a Brenton Sutherland (retired) replacement in Brandon Smith (Coomera).

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Pascoe Vale big man Michael Sikora is looking to finalise his move to Tullamarine being first cab off the ranks for the Demons in a day they submitted a number of transfers.

Tulla will be hoping to maximise the 35-year-old's experience and class garnered over 64 VFL games and 80 Premier Division appearances.

One of the club's more recent announcements was that of Jake Long, ex-Bomber and son of Michael.

He had most recently been playing his footy for Bacchus Marsh and has been cleared for Tulla duties full time in 2024.

Those two headline 13 senior transfers placed by Tulla on the first day, including one who'll no doubt be a commentator's favourite – Nicholas Papakalodoukas (St Kilda City).

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Former Hillside teammates and Team of the Year representatives Brandon Coletta and Jackson Volpato have officially lodged transfers to St Albans for 2024.

Coletta has spent the last three seasons with East Keilor displaying his aerial prowess in the top flight since their promotion, while former Sharks skipper Volpato looks to return to the playing field after taking the 2023 season off.

Their clearances come alongside Western Jets alum Alex Tsia and other announced recruits.

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Robbie Castello officially became a Shark with his transfer to Hillside approved.

The 38-year-old will enter his tenth EDFL season with his fourth club, kicking 195 goals from 133 league games.

He'll serve as a playing-assistant to new coach Chris Daley, while the club are yet to lodge transfers for recruits Damien Cavka and the Caruso brothers.

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Hillside's women's program has been active over the first day lodging transfers for Keilor premiership players Beejay Johnson and Emma Picone, with other transfers expected based on the recruits they've announced.

Craigieburn have been equally busy rebuilding their women's program lodging transfers for marquee signings Alicia Whelan (Airport West), and Bundoora pair Emily Barrett and Talia Vincent.

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The Eagles' men's program were excited to welcome back premiership player Jesse Davies and have officially secured his services with his clearance approved.

Davies first played senior footy with Craigieburn in 2008 and has played 125 senior games with the club, kicking 106 goals.

Brothers Luke and Nathan Reichelt have returned to the club after playing senior footy with Roxburgh Park post-covid, while Damien Allen (Kilmore), Spencer Briggs (Watsonia), and Mitchell Wilson (Aberfeldie) are also looking to get across.

Burnside Heights remained very quiet during the off-season and only started to announce re-signings in the new year.

While the Bears are yet to announce any new signings on their socials, they were incredibly active on day one lodging 13 transfers.

WRFL sharpshooter Daniel Hovey is the most notable having notched triple figures with his goal kicking in 2023 with Wyndham Suns.

Having injected a lot of youth into his group in his first season, coach Cole Harvey has managed to attract several players in that valuable 25-30+ age bracket to ensure enough experience and depth is complementing the younger players.

Players have been recruited from eight different leagues with a few within the EDFL, so assuming approval of these transfers, we're bound to see some fresh faces at Tenterfield Drive.

Moving back to the top flight, Airport West were also keen to lock in their recruits lodging 10 transfers including VFL and Coates League headliners Matt Hanson (Werribee), John Roumeliotis (Northern Bullants & Douttas, Marby), and Jed Brereton (Bendigo Pioneers).

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Since finishing fifth with 10 wins in 2015, Avondale Heights haven't won more than six games in a season and are hoping a busy off-season can rectify that.

Paddy Byrne returned to Canning Reserve and immediately installed Coburg Districts playing-coach Tom Gleeson as a playing assistant.

Gleeson's transfer is among a whopping 20 lodged by the Heights on day one, the returning Danko Bzenic (Woorinen) and Caleb McPherson (Albion) among a number of key recruits already announced.

Brody Watts had his clearance knocked back after initially re-signing with Sunbury Kangaroos, which is a case we'll watch with interest.

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Glenroy were also prolific on day one lodging 21 transfers, all of which appear to be announced recruits including the returning Aaron Kite (East Sunbury playing-coach).

Kite will play game 100 for the club, currently sitting on 98 games and booting a whopping 356 goals for the Roys. His transfer was declined at the time of writing.

Taylors Lakes were already shaping up pretty well in getting their women's program off the ground announcing a number of recruits, and have sought to secure those players lodging seven transfers on day one.

Team of the Year representative and club best and fairest winner Courtney McCormack will join her Sunbury Kangaroos coach Joe Antonetti who moved across to Lionheart Reserve, and is no doubt their most prominent addition.

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Although there were some exciting players moving into and across the EDFL on day one, some high-quality talent is also out the door.

Notable outgoing players: Rhys Magin (Hinterland Blues), Tom Condon (Parkside), Jackson Cardillo (Gisborne), Sam Cattapan (Wangaratta Rovers), Xavier Allison (Wangaratta Rovers), Kevin Johnson (Yarraville Seddon Eagles), Tom Wallis (North Heidelberg), Austin Harris (North Adelaide), Dean Simmons (Parkside), O'Neill Moncrieff (Parkside), Charlie Di Stefano (Parkside), James Harrold (Old Melburnians), Aidyn Johnson (Tatura) & Jack Mapleson (North Heidelberg).

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