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Prismall joins brother at Centrals

WERRIBEE Centrals co-coach Nick Smith says last year’s preliminary finalists are planning their premiership assault without Brent Prismall despite the former Geelong and Essendon midfielder lodging a clearance to join the club.

Prismall, the brother of recently appointed co-coach Rhyce, played 25 matches for the Cats and 36 for the Bombers and currently works as the Western Bulldogs’ player welfare manager.

“The first step was to ask him to put in a transfer request (from Werribee Districts), and the connection with Rhyce was certainly enough from him to say “I’m happy to do that because I’m not playing anywhere else if I play”,” Smith said.

“The next step is to sit down once he’s lined up his AFL commitments with our draw and see how they line up.”

Smith conceded Prismall, who turns 34 in July, hasn’t made any commitment to pull on the green and gold.


“But, he’s certainly made the first steps to have some discussions around how it might work,” Smith said.

“Brent and Rhyce have never played together, and I think Brent made some promise “if you coach anywhere, I’ll come play with you”.

“I’m assuming we’re a pretty good chance, but there are no details worked out about how it might actually work.

“The ideal thing is to get him to commit qualify, and if he’s happy to do that, well then we can starting working around him and how he helps you.

“If not, we’d be happy if he just trained a few nights and played a few games, which would be great for the club.

“He’s just a one-pointer as well because he hasn’t played for the years. From that perspective, it’s not too hard to slot him in at any time.”

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