Bendigo's list so far
Here is quick look at the Bendigo Bombers list for 2010. With 21 spots available on the list, 18 have been filled. The three remaining spots will be filled within the next fortnight. Some old faces have returned whilst some exciting talent has been recruited and we welcome them to the Club. Below the names of the 18 players listed so far. (in no particular order)
1. Hayden Skipworth (27) - returning to Bendigo from Essendon. Quality midfielder, whose experience and leadership will be welcomed by the young 2010 Bendigo Bombers.
2. Jason Cloke (27) - returning to Bendigo from Williamstown. Flexible player who can fulfill roles both defensively and offensively.
3. James Flaherty (23 - c) - James continues in his third year as captain and fourth year with the club. His leadership continues to strengthen and he will be looking to build on 2009 which earned him 2009 VFL team of the year selection at Full Back.
4. Trent Shinners (21) - recruited from Frankston Dolphins. Quality defender adding strength to the Bendigo back line.
5. Paul Scanlon (32) - 2009 Bendigo Bombers senior Best & Fairest returns for another VFL season. Able to fulfill a variety of roles.
6. Sam Wood (19) - recruited from Spotswood. A young quality midfielder who has impressed everyone early at training and intra club matches.
7. Shane Page (18) - recruited from the Bendigo Pioneers (Kyneton Football Club), Shane made an impression in his two games with the Bendigo Bombers as 23rd player in 2009. Another quality midfielder who reads the play well and has excellent disposal.
8. Blair Holmes (20) - Commencing his third year with the Bendigo Bombers, Blair originates from the Bendigo Pioneers (Sandhurst Football Club). had an excellent 2008 where he received the best first year player award. Can play both defensive and midfield roles.
9. James Bristow (21) - In his third year with the Bendigo Bombers and ready to step up. Good size player who can play up forward and down the back.
10. Ben Duscher (22) - returning to the Bendigo Bombers from Rochester. Ben, a former Bendigo Pioneer, is known for his hardness at the ball and competitiveness. Can play a variety of positions.
11. Brad Collins (21) - recruited from Rochester, tall who can play both offensively and defensively
12. Lachlan Delahunty (19) - in his second year with the Bendigo Bombers, Lachlan made in impression in 2009 playing mostly senior football in hist first year in the VFL. A tall player who can play both offensively and defensively.
13. Robbie Hudson (23) - recruited from West Coburg. Lightning quick, small forward who finds the goals.
14. Serhat Temel (18) - recruited from 2009 TAC cup Premiers Calder Cannons. Tall forward with very good hands and excellent goal kicking ability.
15. Jacob Thompson (18) - recruited from 2009 TAC cup Premiers Calder Cannons. Jacob captained the 2009 Calder Cannons and is a very smart footballer. A forward who rarely wastes a disposal.
16. Matthew Ladson (18) - recruited from the Bendigo Pioneers (Kerang Football Club), smallish midlfieder.
17.Michael James (26) - recruited from Keilor, tall forward who can do damage in the forward 50.
18. Jack Redpath (19) - in his second year with the Bendigo Bombers after finsihing 2009 midway through the season with a knee injury. Tall, strongly build forward who is expected to make his mark in 2010.
For a first glimpse at some of the players listed above, the first practice game for the Bendigo Bombers is on Saturday March 6th at Goshâ€™s Paddock versus Collingwood, starting at 11:00am.