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Active Hawks strike again

DRYSDALE has landed another recruiting blow just days before Christmas with the signing of James Bresut from Essendon and District club Maribyrnong Park.

A goal-kicking midfielder, Breust, who played TAC Cup with Oakleigh Chargers and in the now-defunct AFL Victoria Development League at Port Melbourne, was named in the last two EDFL teams of the year.

The Hawks are believed to have beaten out BFL rivals Barwon Heads for the signature of the 27-year-old.

He is a cousin of both Hawthorn star Luke Breust and Essendon spearhead Joe Daniher, with his mum a sibling of footballing brothers Neale, Terry, Anthony and Chris Daniher.

“Jully (co-coach Daniel Jull) and I are thrilled to have James sign at the club,” co-coach Luke Matthews said.

“He’s a quality person and a quality player who will be huge for our playing group and club on and off the field.”


It is understood Breust has found employment in Drysdale, helping the Hawks’ cause.

“We met with him to explain our vision for the future, and the journey we are on to take this club to the top, and he wants to be involved and play a part in making that happen.

Having not played finals since being beaten in the 2013 grand final by Queenscliff, Drysdale has already confirmed the addition of Macklin Rainer (Highett), Lachie Edwards (Belmont Lions) and Matt Gunn (Leopold) and the return of former best-and-fairest Shane Murdoch and veteran defender Chris Lynch.

“Like all other clubs, it’s been a very busy four months recruiting for us,” Matthews saod.

“We are very happy with our list at the moment and the depth we have created.

Drysdale will begin its 2020 campaign with a trip to Queenscliff on April 4.

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