Barwon Heads members, sponsors and supporters can expect to see a number of new players donning the colours in 2021 which is very exciting for all involved. Recruiting has been very active with both new talent and also returning talent set to play with our club in 2021. COVID and the cancelled 2020 season has resulted in a lot of players moving out of Melbourne and relocating to the beautiful Bellarine Region.
Barwon Heads has now become a destination club and the Football Department are thrilled with the quality of recruits from both an on field perspective and also the quality they bring as people off the ground.
Our 15 new recruits are as follows :
32 year old Nathan Brown brings 183 AFL games experience and was a Collingwood premiership player in 2010. Nathan will wear number 4 for Barwon Heads in 2021.
24 year old Lachlan Wilson joins us from Lilydale FC in the Eastern FL where he was Club captain and played 88 games and kicked 104 goals. Speedy small forward will wear number 9 for Barwon Heads in 2021.
25 year old Will Paulin joins us from Nirranda FC where he played 50 games and was a premiership player. Will also played senior football at Warrnambool in the Hampden FL and he will wear number 12 for Barwon Heads in 2021.
22 year old Zac Urquhart joins us from North Warrnambool FC in the Hampden FL where he played 31 senior games. Zac will wear number 18 for Barwon Heads in 2021.
34 year old Matthew Knox joins us from Macedon FC where he played 65 games and kicked 166 goals including being a member of their 2017 premiership side. Matthew will wear number 21 for Barwon Heads in 2021.
34 year old Shane Boyington joins us from Otway Districts FC and he will be our Playing Coach for our Reserves in 2021 and will wear the number 23 at this level.
31 year old Lee Spiteri joins us from Altona FC where he played over 150 senior games including their 2012 WRFL premiership. Spitta will wear the number 27 for Barwon Heads in 2021.
27 year old Jake Barlow rejoins us after being a 3 time premiership player with Bell Post Hill and also playing with Apollo Bay. Jake previously played 29 senior games and kicked 39 goals in 2012 – 2013. Jake will wear number 48 for Barwon Heads in 2021.
32 year old Maddison Hardiman joins us from Monash Blues in the VAFA where he was captain for a number of seasons and won multiple Best & Fairest awards. Maddison is also a premiership player with Balwyn FC in the strong Eastern FL and will wear number 52 for Barwon Heads in 2021.
25 year old Harry Graham returns to his junior club after playing senior football at Marong FC in the Loddon Valley FL. Harry will wear number 63 for Barwon Heads in 2021.
24 year old Bailey Graham joins the Seagulls from Maiden Gully FC in the Loddon Valley FL where he played senior football. Bailey will wear number 71 for Barwon Heads in 2021.
20 year old Sam Allen rejoins Barwon Heads after junior football and also one senior game in 2017. Sam has been playing at University Blacks in the VAFA and will wear number 77 for Barwon Heads in 2021.
34 year old Kevin Upton joins us from Yarraville FC in the WRFL where he has played and coached. Kevin is now working and living in the region and will wear number 82 for Barwon Heads in 2021.
20 year old Charlie Walter rejoins Barwon Heads after a stint at St Mary’s FC in the GFL and will continue a family tradition of playing senior football at the Heads in 2021. Charlie has not been allocated his number as yet.
21 year old Sam Harris rejoins Barwon Heads after living and playing for West Coast Amateur FC in Western Australia. The tall defender played 4 senior games in 2018 before an ACL injury ended his season. Sam has not been allocated his number as yet.
Brendan Curry (Football Director)