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.