Victor Harbor’s new coach is David Murdock, pictured with the club’s new blue and white guernsey, while Adam Thomson, who played 32 AFL games for Richmond and Port Adelaide, takes over at Yankalilla, and Ben Moore, who played 25 games for Richmond and was captain of Glenelg, is the new coach of Langhorne Creek.
Among the big-name recruits is James Meiklejohn, who retired from SANFL league football after being captain of the Port Adelaide Magpies the past four seasons, to join Goolwa-Port Elliot.
David, who joins the Kangaroos with more than 250 senior games behind him plus 17 years of coaching experience including the past seven years at under 19s and 18s level at South Adelaide, says he’s already been encouraged by the “quality of the kids” at training pre-season.
“My number one aim is to have fun, and I like to think I get the best out of people,” David said. “I am excited about the new season; I can’t wait.”
GSFL opening rounds
Round 1: Saturday, April 5
Myponga-Sellicks v Yankalilla
Encounter Bay v Langhorne Creek
Strathalbyn v Victor Harbor
Willunga v Mt Compass
McLaren v Goolwa-Port Elliot
Round 2: Saturday, April 12
Victor Harbor v McLaren
Goolwa-Port Elliot v Encounter Bay
Yankalilla v Strathalbyn
Langhorne Creek v Willunga
Mount Compass v Myponga-Sellicks
Round 3: Friday, April 25, Anzac Day
Strathalbyn v Langhorne Creek
Saturday, April 26
Encounter Bay v Victor Harbor
Willunga v Yankalilla
Myponga-Sellicks v Goolwa-Port Elliot
McLaren v Mount Compass