THE Werribee Tigers have signed former North Melbourne forward Leigh Harding after he retired from the Kangaroos at the end of last season after a decade.
Tigers coach Paul Satterely said he was looking forward to adding Harding, who played 141 games and kicked 157 goals at the Roos, to the Tigers line-up.
“His experience, leadership and professionalism – plus the other qualities he brings both on and off the field – will be invaluable. It’s a real recruiting coup,” Satterely said.
The Werribee Tigers are partially aligned to North Melbourne in the VFL.
Harding said he “stepped aside” at the end of last season to make way for the younger players coming through at the Kangaroos.
The Tigers have also added ex-West Coast Eagles rookie Will Sullivan to its list.
Sullivan, who rubbed shoulders with Dean Cox and Nic Naitanui in his two year stint as an Eagles rookie, is set to add some depth to the Tigers ruck division.
In other recruiting coups in the VFL, former Brisbane Lions midfielder Troy Selwood hopes to re-ignite his AFL career alongside his brother Joel at Geelong if he maintains an injury free year with the Cats VFL team.
While delisted Hawthorn ruckman Wayde Skipper has signed with Port Melbourne with an attempt to resurrect his career for a third time after being axed just three months after playing in an eliminaton final against Fremantle.
Ex-Hawk Matthew Little has gone to the Bendigo Bombers after three years at Williamstown.
By Brent Diamond