ALL ABOARD Big names recom­mit to Pies

The Riverine Herald - - SPORT - By Jess Gled­hill

MOAMA Foot­ball Club’s goal­kick­ing ma­chine Tyler Jones has shown he is com­mit­ted to the Mow­ers cause by re­sign­ing with the Mur­ray Foot­ball League club for the next two years.

The star for­ward said it was an easy de­ci­sion in the end given the di­rec­tion the club was headed.

‘‘It’s got some good kids com­ing through and a good mix of older blokes stay­ing around, so I’m happy with the de­ci­sion,’’ Jones said.

He joined sev­eral other play­ers also recom­mit­ted to the com­ing sea­son, in­clud­ing Rhys Ar­chard, Jade Pumpa, Ben Welch, Luke Dun­ham, Luke Eldridge, Jor­dan Ives and Jake Hare. The recom­mit­ment from th­ese play­ers was a huge bonus for the club with po­ten­tial play­ers be­ing as­sured and feel­ing con­fi­dent of com­ing in to a com­pet­i­tive side. Moama also has some qual­ity young play­ers learn­ing their trade in a strong re­serves side, which will see some of them push­ing for se­nior se­lec­tion in 2018.

President David Grubb said the club was in­cred­i­bly pleased to have Jones and the other re­main­ing play­ers with them for 2018 and be­yond.

‘‘TJ (Jones) and his fam­ily fit in well at the club,’’ he said. ‘‘We’ve all ad­mired his come­back and I have a lot of re­spect for him as a player.

‘‘He has re­ally ma­tured as both a young man and a leader amongst the group and put in a lot of hard work in his re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and the proof is in the way he’s per­formed since.

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