NARRIER IS BACK, THIRD GENERATION DEMON SIGNS ON AND ROGERS RETURNS

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 4:10 PM

2019 RECRUITMENT UPDATE

Gordon Narrier Returns to the Perth Football Club

Gordon Narrier was drafted from the Demons to the North Melbourne Football Club in the 2017 draft. Gordon is a speedy forward with exciting outside run and penetration with the ball into our forward half. He can be a damaging midfielder who will add to our ability to improve our scoring output. 

“It is unfortunate for Gordon that his AFL stint only lasted for one year, but we are fortunate that he returns to the Perth Football Club for our 2019 season,” Dale Ballantyne said on the signing. "While we are glad to have him back, we support Gordon in his ambitions to return to the AFL."

Perth welcome third generation Demon

The Club has signed Chris Bryan who is joining us from Subiaco Football Club. Bryan is a third generation Perth Football Club player, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father. His grandfather, Ken, played in the 1955 Perth Premiership team.

“I’m proud to be a Demon and following the family tradition,” Bryan commented about his signing.

“I can’t wait to get stuck into it and join the boys as we get stuck into the pre-season.”

Bryan has transferred from Subiaco after 24 League games. He adds some quality and depth to our backline and can move into a midfield role if required.  Chris brings some finals experience to our squad, which is vitally important as we look to continue our improved form from 2018 and set our sights on more end of season action in the finals.

Matthew Rogers returns to Perth

Matt approached the Club about the possibility of returning to Lathlain Park in 2019, signing a three year contract. He has an ambition to add to his 33 League games with the Demons. Matt has respected leadership qualities, while his toughness and physical exertion around the football will add to our forward half pressure and provide some surety to his fellow forwards.
 
“Matt is excited about the return to the Demons and has seen the improved on field performance of the league side over the past 12 months, he wants to be part of the demons resurgence,” Dale Ballantyne stated.

Head Coach, Earl Spalding, is positive about the signing and looks forward to seeing what Matt can do in 2019.
 
"Leadership, experience and some e-factor about his play are all attributes which we associate with Matt. We are looking forward to him influencing the outcome of games while also providing some leadership and guidance to our talented local products, who we are now looking at to take the next step in their WAFL league careers," Earl stated.

 

Join us at the Member's Sundowner on Thursday at Lathlain Park to meet the new recruits and hear from the Coach. 2018 members can renew your membership for 2019 and go into a draw to win $300!