Henwood Park has added further reinforcements for it premiership defence, with attacking weapon Lachlan Davis fully committing to the club.
Davis spent most of last season playing for the Wagga City Wanderers, but Henwood will be his primary focus in 2018.
For Davis, the shift in mentality stems from a desire to give everything he has to his childhood club.
“The big thing for me was wanting to be at the club I started playing for when I was six-years-old,” he said.
“It’s a real home for me and I have a lot of friends who’ve been around the club for a long time.
“It’s like a family here so it would have been hard not to come back.”
Despite his lengthy previous tenure with the club, Davis has never won a premiership with Henwood.
In fact, he only ever made one grand final and it was a heartbreaking 1-0 loss, making him hungrier than ever to taste premiership success sooner rather than later.
Particularly after watching his beloved Hawks win one of the most thrilling Pascoe Cup finals in recent memory last September.
“Winning the final is definitely something I really want to do,” he said.
“That’s something I’m super committed to.”
Davis also comes back to Henwood with an impressive resume, having spent time in Melbourne from the age of 16 with Bentleigh Greens, Nunawading City and Hume City.
He has been training with the Hawls ahead of their upcoming preseason slate, which includes clashes with Albury United on February 18 and Griffith club Hanwood FC on March 10 or March 17. The date of the Hanwood game depends on FFA Cup scheduling, as the Hawks prepare for the large-scale competition.