KYNETON Football Netball Club president Rob Waters expects recruits Michael Rainey and Ryan Carafa to be in the top echelon of BFNL midfielders.
Rainey and Carafa have joined the Tigers from Victorian Amateur Football Association premier division club Old Carey.
Rainey played 16 games for Old Carey this year, kicking 20 goals, including a five-goal haul in a best on ground performance against De La Salle in the final round.
Carafa played 13 games this season and was named in the Panthers' best players five times.
"They've played in the VAFA and before that they played with Blackburn in the Eastern Football League in Melbourne,'' Waters said.
"They're coming from a better standard of football and they were good players in that competition.
"Logically, you'd expect them to be very good players in Bendigo football. We're hoping they'll form the guts of our midfield."
Rainey and Carafa's signatures continue Kyneton's fruitful recruiting campaign.
After not fielding a senior side in 2013, the Tigers are pushing hard to make sure they have a competitive team for their return to action next year.
Last month new coach Mark Adamson announced the signings of eight senior players - Jordan Collins, Harrison Huntley, Ricky Mether, Mick Clancy, Brandon Spurr, Tylah Greetham, Hamish Strawhorn and David Romer.
"We're going along quietly,'' Waters said.
"October is a mad month as far as recruiting goes, but we're well on our way."