Recruits a boost for Roos' ambition

KANGAROO Flat's recruiting campaign is gathering pace as the Roos build a squad capable of climbing the Bendigo Football Netball League ladder in 2014.

The Roos have added four more recruits to its eight new signings announced last month.

Classy utility Adam Ward has joined after playing senior football for Rochester in the strong Goulburn Valley Football League.

"He's played about 20 senior games for Rochy, he's a talented wing or half-forward flank and we think he'll be able to add a bit of polish to our young group - even though he's only young himself," Flat coach Jason Stevens said.

Further boosts to Kangaroo Flat's midfield are Matt Tregenza from Huntly and Bryce Fletcher from White Hills.

"Matt's had injury-interrupted seasons for the last couple, but prior to that he's played at Yarrawonga. There's a big upside for Matty," Stevens said.

"Bryce Fletcher's an elite runner, he had a really good year at White Hills."

Ex-Heathcote swingman Linc Frost has bolstered the Roos' tall stocks.

Frost is likely to line-up in defence for the Roos, with the option of going forward.

Flat added marking targets Cameron Rinaldi (Maryborough), Brayden Knox (Golden Square) and Corbin Fleming (Calivil United) in November.

"Linc played full-back for Heathcote and went forward in parts and kicked 23 goals last year," Stevens said.

"I reckon he'll start back for us given the guys we've added to the other end of the footy."

After losing their three best players - Tyrone Downie, Mitch Hough and Tyson Mihocek - the Roos are recruiting aggressively in search of a much-improved campaign for the club's 150th anniversary next season.

"There's probably still a couple more to come, we're in talks with a couple of others - as every club is - but we're hopeful after Christmas we can get a couple of big names in as well," Stevens said.

An elite midfielder and another tall are priorities to top-up the list.

Flat signs four more players for 2014

Flat tumbled from seventh in 2012 to the wooden spoon last season, but Stevens believes the club is positioning itself to push towards the top five for the first time since 2009.

"It's going to be a new-look Kangaroo Flat, but we're pretty confident in the group we've got together," he said.

"We've been down the bottom end of the ladder for too long, one finals appearance in a decade isn't a good enough position to be in for the club.

"We've put in the hard work as far as recruiting goes, training attendance is up and if they can keep working hard I think we can play finals.

"It's a big aim from where we were, but I think it's a realistic aim and something we should be striving to do."

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