Marrar coach Shane Lenon says Jesse Margosis will depart with the club’s best wishes after the Bombers’ reigning best-and-fairest elected to return to Hume League club Lockhart.
Margosis was a big part of Marrar’s success, with the midfielder/back-flanker playing all 37 games over the last two years and sharing in back-to-back premierships.
He said deciding to leave wasn’t easy but he opted for the challenge of a return to the Demons (where he played in 2015-16) who are hoping to rebuild under coach Nathan McPherson.
“It is a massive call to make, especially when you’re playing for three in a row,” Margosis said. “In the end it was just going for a new challenge again.
“But it was a good two years at Marrar. We only lost three games.”
Conversely, Lockhart won just three games last season and finished second last.
Margosis, 25, represented the league in their upset win over Riverina three years ago.
“We’ve lost some handy players but you look at the positives and those three have been great servants of the Marrar football club,” Lenon said.
“They’ve been part of the successful two years we’ve had, going back-to-back, and they’ve been fully committed and embraced everything we do. Obviously you’d like to keep them around but they’ve made the decision to challenge themselves at other clubs and we wish them all the best for the future.”
Teammate Alex Smith is also joining Margosis in the move to Lockhart while favourite sons Clint Taylor, Brad Turner and Brad Langtry have all retired.