Kaniva/Leeor United announce big recruits

Kaniva/Leeor United has signed a former AFL player as it seeks to rise back up the KNTFL ladder.

The Cougars have signed former Port Adelaide Power player Cameron Hitchcock, who had a stellar year for South Adelaide in the SANFL last year, culminating in selection in the state team.

Hitchcock played a total of 35 AFL games with Port from 2010-14 and he has also played with success at Port Adelaide Magpies and Glenelg.

The Cougars have also picked up another former South Adelaide player, Cameron De Visser, a friend of Hitchcock who is expected to fill a key position role.

As well, the Cougars have enticed back former player Chris Meyer who has spent the past few seasons at Nhill.

In other news from around the league, Penola has lost at least five of last year’s premiership side, including Matt Willson, Matt Ferguson and Kane Ransom all shifting to East Gambier.

Padthaway has had another large reshuffle and in 2017 will have only four members of the 2014 premiership team remaining, but the Lions will have some handy recruits in 2017 including former Port Adelaide Power rookie Wade Thompson.

2016 grand finalist Kybybolite has recruited Josh Stark, the brother of 2016 recruit Nathan Stark, and will also have back former key position player Darcy Munn who has recovered from injury.

Bordertown’s new coach Simon Trenorden has confirmed that the Roosters have lost between 15-20 senior players, including stars such as Clint Diment, Gene Robinson, Kane Cuthbertson, Heath Caldwell and Jed Jarrett.

Look out for the Herald’s 16-page KNTFL football and netball preview liftout in the April 6 edition, just in time for the first bounce and whistle of the season on April 8