COLBINABBIN has taken another step towards its target of adding more goalkicking power next year by signing forward Clint Shields.
Shields has spent the past three years playing in the Riverina league with Turvey Park, during which he kicked 115 goals, while he's also a 2009 Balranald premiership player in the Central Murray league.
"At 27-years-old he's at a good age for us and has played some good footy around the Wagga Wagga area," Colbinabbin coach Julian Bull said on Wednesday.
"An area we've looked to target through this recruiting period is adding in some more goalscoring power and we think we've been able to do that."
As well as signing Shields, the Grasshoppers have also recruited midfielder/forward Jed Brain from Chelsea.
While Shields and Brain add to the Grasshoppers' goalkicking stocks, Colbinabbin will also welcome back forward Ryan Hon, whose 2019 ended with a foot injury in round two.
"Honny is progressing well, and it's also great that he's taking on the joint coaches role of the thirds," Bull said.
"We're not sure yet if he will be right to go playing-wise from the start of the year or if it will take a little while, but we're really looking forward to him getting back out there when he's ready."
The Grasshoppers were beaten by North Bendigo by 36 points in this year's HDFNL grand final.
"We're happy with our list retention; we think if we can add a bit of strength in the front half and midfield we're going to be a fairly strong unit again," Bull said.
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