Eaglehawk skipper heads west 

IT’S a case of one star in and one star out at Bendigo Football League club Eaglehawk.

While the Hawks have Kain Robins returning to the club, their captain Josh Bowe is headed to Western Australia.

Bowe, a former Bendigo Pioneer and Bendigo Bomber, has spent the past three years at Eaglehawk, winning the BFL’s Michelsen Medal in 2010 and finishing runner-up in 2011.

However, Bowe will move west in January, but is yet to decide on a new club.

“I”m tossing up whether to have a go at the WAFL or play a step back... a lot will depend on work,” Bowe said yesterday.

“I’ve got a couple of mates over that way, so I thought it would be a good time for a bit of a change.

“I’m looking forward to it.”

The Hawks have also lost Jarrod Findlay, who will play with Heathcote District Football League club Mount Pleasant.

Meanwhile, another of the BFL’s top onballers, South Bendigo’s Daniel Anderson, is also on the move.

Anderson, who has won the Bloods’ past two best and fairest awards, has signed with Goulburn Valley Football League club Rochester.

“Ando has been a really good player for us, having won the past two best and fairests, but wants a change and to go over and play in the GVFL,” Bloods coach Rick Coburn said.

“He’s got a few mates over at Rochy, so we wish him all best.”

While Anderson is on the move, another of the club’s top players, Tom Hams, has signed with the Bendigo Gold.

However, the club has signed defender Jacob Smythe from Elmore, while Julian Lake is also returning to the club after a stint at Elmore.

The Bloods, who were beaten in this year’s elimination final, kick off pre-season training this Monday night at J.L. King Weeroona Oval.

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