At YGTS we've reduced the squad markedly to a more manageable level. 15 athletes have gone for various reasons including retirements, work & logistic issues, grass is greener elsewhere, etc. The only additions at this stage are Ryan Hage and Tayce Fry.
Western District AC will have Debbie Meich as a newly registered SAAL coach based at Ellis Park. Debbie's squad is made up of juniors which will compliment the existing Westerns athletes running on the SAAL scene.
I believe Clay Watkins, Dylan Hicks and Ira Thomson have gone to St Peters to train with Brendan Tammo.
John Hodge has joined forces with Gary Thompson at Reynella with John coaching Alex Saliu. Hodge's squads' club points will go to Reynella making them a very formidable 'club' this season. I know John is very excited about Alex's prospects this summer.
Yasmin Openshaw has left John Hodge and joined the Luke Hildyard squad based in Glenelg. Luke has several new athletes including Billy Todd who has been off the scene for several years. Luke's had as many as 20 at training at times so he should be in for a busy season.
The TMS squad guided by Tim Johnson and Aaron Harrison has picked up the Sacred Heart squad following Brendan Golden's retirement from coaching. Ben Koschade, Ben Wright and Kirsty Meekins now training with TMS. I think Michael Nitschke is also with this TMS. I'm not sure on that as Michael was following the Mark Hipworth program post Stawell. Paul Taylor has also joined TMS after last season being with Tony Tohl at Flinders.
Hectorville is probably the most interesting addition to the SAAL scene, with Tony McAvaney and John Turner joining forces for a much needed Eastern suburbs presence. I believe they have already got around 10 athletes for this season.