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Blues land late recruiting blows

Winchelsea recruit Baden Remmos in action for St Mary’s. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

FORMER Geelong VFL development player Baden Remmos is among a couple of handy late additions to Winchelsea’s list ahead of the 2019 season.

Blues coach Brendan Forssman has confirmed Remmos, who played at GFL senior level with both Bell Park and St Mary’s, has arrived at Eastern Reserve.

“Baden plays basketball with Kyle Brookes, and ‘Brookesy’ got in touch with us a few weeks ago and said Baden might be keen to have a kick, and he might bring a mate with him named Jack Bennett from South Barwon,” Forssman said.

“Jack came through the Falcons stuff as well; through the V/Line Cup and things like that.

“It’s nice when you have connections through your playing list, and those guys will fit in beautifully.

“We caught up with them over a couple of beers at the Torquay pub, and let them know what we are about.

“After a couple of training sessions, they were both keen with what they saw and happy to sign them up.”

GDFL: INS & OUTS

Former junior Carl Babare has returned to the Blues after most recently playing with South Barwon before moving away with work.

“He’s been away for work and things like that,” Forssman said.

“We’ve been in contact with Carl – as we are with all Winch kids – for a little while, and he got in touch with me to say that he’d be heading back this way and he wouldn’t mind coming down for a kick.

“We’re pretty excited to have him back on board. He’s a big, strong body and he can play a variety of positions as a key defender, key forward or a ruckman.

“He’s only been back training recently, so he might take a few more weeks.”

GDFL: CANCER SCARE FOR WHITLEY

The addition of Remmos and Bennett and the return of Babare follows the previously announced signings of Grovedale duo Leigh Ellis and Dylan Williams, Western Eagles pair Andrew Bourdouvalis and Jye Price, and Adam Stirling from St Albans.

However, the Blues will farewell Marcus Oldham quartet Sam Durnan (Avenel), Jacob Hernan (Wedderburn), Dougal Morrison (Mt Pleasant – Tasmania) and Fergus Inglis.

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