Loddon Valley Football Netball League club Calivil United has signed multiple BFNL premiership player Jake Hall.
The former Strathfieldsaye Storm utility returns to central Victorian footy after one season in the Eastern Football League in Melbourne.
"Jake's had a lot of experience in premiership teams and inter-league footy, so we're very happy to have him,'' Calivil United co-coach Andrew Freemantle said.
"Jake's a good player, but more importantly he's a good man to have around the footy club.
"He'll be a leader for us which we look forward to."
Hall played in the Storm's 2014, 2015 and 2017 premierships.
Coach Darryl Wilson used the athletic Hall in multiple positions, but he caused the most headaches for opponents as a lead-up forward.
"He'll probably play through the midfield with us,'' Freemantle said.
"He'll be a tough match-up."
Hall is not the only premiership player to join the Demons.
North Bendigo premiership defender Sam Demeo has also signed with Calivil United.
"Sam Demeo is another player with premiership experience and he can play forward or back,'' Freemantle said.
"His father, Leo, was a legend at Northern United, so it's appealing for us to have Sam and his family involved with Calivil United."
After winning the 2017 LVFNL premiership, Calivil United missed the finals in 2018.
Premiership coach Anthony Dennis stepped down and Freemantle and Daniel Reid were appointed co-coaches.
Freemantle said key defender Ben Haynes will return to the club and the Demons expect to have more signings in the coming weeks.
"We just need to get more depth because we feel away with depth this year,'' Freemantle said.
"It's important we get some players back to the club that can be one pointers (on the AFL Victoria points system)."
The signings of Hall, Demeo and Haynes helps offset the departures of premiership trip Chris Down, Vincent Rodi and Sam Brinsmead.
Down and Rodi are playing with Sandhurst, while Brinsmead has signed with Golden Square.
"The good thing for us and the players is they've moved on to better their footy,'' Freemantle said.
"We wish them all the best."
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