Corey Jones to play with Golden Square

GOLDEN Square has secured former North Melbourne AFL player Corey Jones as it chases a sixth-straight Bendigo Football League premiership this year.

The Bulldogs announced the signing of 32-year-old Jones on Thursday after several months of discussions.

Jones has played the past three years with his home club, Wycheproof-Narraport, which included winning the North Central Football League's Feeny Medal last season.

"Golden Square looks to be a very good club with a good environment to play footy in," Jones said.

"I've watched a few of their games, so I'm looking forward to getting stuck into training."

Jones - who played 157 games and kicked 216 goals for North Melbourne between 2001 and 2010 - joins Rick Ladson as ex-AFL players on Golden Square's list, while non-playing coach Nick Carter also has AFL experience.

While excited to be joining BFL powerhouse Golden Square, Jones said it was a difficult decision to leave Wycheproof-Narraport.

"Wyche has been great to me. I grew up there and have a lot of good friends there, so it was a very hard decision to leave. Hopefully, they can have a good year," Jones, who works for Broadway Builders, said.

As for what position Jones will play this year: "Maybe up forward for a bit and on-ball every now and then. We'll see what Carts has in store."

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