Tigers pounce

The Cobram Courier - - SPORT - David Rak

One of the re­gion’s top young tal­ents is of­fi­cially on his way to Tiger­land for the 2018 sea­son.

Co­bram Foot­ball Club re­cently an­nounced the sign­ing of Leitchville-Gun­bower pre­mier­ship player Adam De­ci­cco.

He makes the move af­ter three years of se­nior foot­ball with the Bombers, in­clud­ing play­ing an im­por­tant role in the 2017 pre­mier­ship sea­son, when he fin­ished sixth in the club’s best-and-fairest award.

De­ci­cco said it was not easy leav­ing Leitchville-Gun­bower, a club he has rep­re­sented since he was eight, es­pe­cially af­ter such a suc­cess­ful cam­paign.

But with fam­ily and work in Co­bram, the decision made sense for the mid­fielder.

‘‘I played some good footy for the Bombers last sea­son and I had a good grand fi­nal,’’ he said.

‘‘It was re­ally tough to make the decision to leave, but I have fam­ily who play for Co­bram and I trained with them last sea­son, so it was the right move.”

De­ci­cco said his pace would be an as­set for the Tigers next sea­son.

‘‘I hope to bring my un­der­stand­ing of the game to Co­bram. I’ve played in a suc­cess­ful team and I think I have a lot to of­fer,’’ he said.

‘‘And the Mur­ray league is not the quick­est, so I think I can use my pace.

‘‘I work with Josh Noo­nan (Co­bram se­nior coach), so I have a good re­la­tion­ship with him. He’s a re­ally good bloke and a great coach, so I’m ex­cited to learn from him next sea­son.’’

Noo­nan said the club was happy to se­cure De­ci­cco for the new cam­paign and be­lieved he would slot into the team eas­ily.

‘‘He will be good for the team. He brings some out­side class and pre­mier­ship ex­pe­ri­ence,’’ he said.

‘‘Adam is bet­ter than the av­er­age player. He has great skills and he’s quick.

‘‘His pace helps to be an im­por­tant re­ceiver and he can use his skill to de­liver the ball.

‘‘I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing what he can do and I have no doubt he will be an im­por­tant part of the team in the fu­ture.’’

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Tigers get their man: Co­bram Foot­ball Club's new sign­ing Adam De­ci­cco (right) with se­nior coach Josh Noo­nan.

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