Narrandera have continued a big recruitment spree with the signing of Canberra footballer Corey Baxter.
The Eagles are determined to climb the Riverina League ladder after a couple of lean seasons and have now secured their fourth signing with North Eastern Australian Football League (NEAFL) experience.
Baxter did not play football last year as he pursued some opportunities in boxing but previously established himself quick, skillful utility at Ainslie.
Baxter, 24, will join fellow Canberra-based players Josh Bennett, Matt Renet and Blake Renet at Narrandera.
Bennett, who has signed as Narrandera’s assistant coach, believes Baxter will be a valuable addition that can play at either end of the ground.
“Corey wanted to get back into footy, he stopped enjoying it there for a little while but now he’s keen as mustard,” Bennett said.
“He’s pretty handy. He played NEAFL a few years ago then went up the boxing path and had a few fights. He’s fit as, and can play anywhere.”
Bennett said he and his fellow Canberra recruits are looking forward to a new experience at Narrandera.
“I can’t wait, it’s going to be something a bit different but should be really good,” Bennett said.
“It’s good to have a few coming with us.”
Narrandera captain-coach Jarred Lane said everything was coming together nicely for the year ahead.
“We’ve still got to work out where everyone will fit in but it’s good to get another one on board,” he said.
“We’ll still be fairly young but having a few more experienced players will be handy.”
The Eagles are confident of securing a couple more signings before the season starts.