Werribee has pounced to secure the services of Colac’s Jack Williams as the VFL club prepares for life without AFL club North Melbourne as its affiliate.
The Tigers will be a standalone club in the VFL for the first time in 19 years after the Kangaroos ended their relationship with Werribee to create their own side in the state league competition.
Williams has committed to a third season at Werribee, with coach John Lamont confident the 22-year-old can play a key role in defence after a promising 2017 campaign.
The former Colac Tiger failed to play a senior game last year, but he took out the club’s development league best-and-fairest award despite playing just 10 games due to an injury-interrupted campaign.
Williams announced he would remain aligned with Camperdown in the Hampden league when not picked in the Tigers’ VFL outfit.
“Jack missed a big chunk of the season in the middle part of the year but played some really good footy and was just a little bit unlucky at the end of the year to not get a taste of it,” Lamont said.
For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.