NEW Calivil United coach Jack Daley has wasted no time significantly boosting the Demons' playing stocks for the Loddon Valley Football-Netball League next year.
Having been in the coaching role for less than a month, Daley has already signed nine players, with the Demons quickly shaping as what should be a much improved side in 2022.
The group of new signings all have a common thread in that, like Daley, they have all previously played with Heathcote District league club Huntly.
Joining Daley at the new-look Demons are assistant coach Jacob Greenwood, Blayne Ryan-Storey, Phil Ryan, Michael Fitzgerald, Alex Daniels, Lachlan Brook, James Fox, Ben Daley and Jack Burns.
The recruiting frenzy bolsters all areas of the ground for the Demons, who are coming off a development season under former coach Glen Scholtes in which they finished eighth with a 2-9 record.
The Demons' midfield brigade will be bolstered by the additions of coach Daley, Ryan-Storey and Ryan - all of whom have played senior football at Golden Square.
Greenwood, who will have a delayed start as he continues to recover from an Achilles injury and also another former Golden Square senior player, Ben Daley and Burns will play forward, while Brook and Fox could potentially slot onto a wing each
Fitzgerald will hold down a key post in defence and Daniels will play in the ruck.
"We're really happy with what we've recruited so far and we're still hoping to add a couple more... we'd like another on-baller and two more defenders," Daley said on Friday.
"It's good to get the recruiting sorted early so we can then start working on the way we want to play and not be having to chase players."
It's good to get the recruiting sorted early so we can then start working on the way we want to play and not be having to chase playersJack Daley
A 2013 Golden Square premiership player, this is Daley's first senior coaching gig.
As well as the host of recruits Daley has landed, he will also be hoping for natural improvement out of the Demons' existing young list.
"A lot of the locals have said that with not a lot of depth this year a lot of kids had to be played out of position," Daley said.
"Hopefully, we will now be able to free them up, take the pressure off and get a lot more out of the kids and get some improvement.
"With more depth this year it creates competition for spots and helps to get the best out of everyone.
"With the new players we've got, it's a group that is all really good mates and gets along well. We're looking forward to working with what is already at the club and building."
The Demons held their best and fairest awards earlier this month with the seniors won by experienced midfielder Brady Childs, while the runner-up was Jake Lawry.
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