Former Aspley midfielder Jon Williams and Sydney Swans wingman Jack Hiscox have signed with the SUANFC NEAFL program ahead of the 2017 NEAFL season.
A member of the Hornets 2014 NEAFL Premiership side, Williams played 37 games across 3 seasons for the Queensland side, including a showing in the 2015 NEAFL Representative side, before deciding to join the Students this year.
Averaging 22 disposals, 7 tackles, 4 marks and 4 clearances a game in 2016, Williams spoke of his excitement heading into his debut season with SUANFC.
“I’m excited to be a part of what Sydney Uni have been building over the past couple of years” said Williams.
“The boys and Morro (Tom Morrison) have been really welcoming… I can’t wait to see how the season unfolds”.
Hiscox returns to SUANFC after 2 years on the Swans AFL list, previously playing in the Students’ Colts program after a successful junior football career at the Glebe Greyhounds.
Playing his first AFL game last year, Hiscox averaged 16 disposals, 4 marks and 4 inside 50s a game in the NEAFL last year, including a 4-goal game in Round 7 against Canberra.
Senior Coach Tom Morrison spoke highly of the pair’s arrival to SUANFC this offseason.
“Jono comes from a very successful program at Aspley FC, which we have a great deal of respect for. He has sound football knowledge and experience having tasted premiership success at NEAFL level previously” said Morrison.
“We have only had him for a couple of sessions now but he has integrated himself into the group with ease and his leadership qualities are evident as he is already imparting his knowledge on those around him.”
“Jack adds AFL experience to the group, an elite running capacity, outstanding work ethic and is an individual of the highest character, which is something we value really highly in our program.”
“What’s impressed me most about Jack is that he is so willing to learn and practice the areas of his game that he knows need developing.”
New SUANFC General Manager Chris Goodrope also praised the Club’s two latest additions to the squad.
“It’s a real testament to our program to see players of both Jack and Jonathan’s calibre want to play with us at Sydney University” said Goodrope.
“It’s exciting to sign not just outstanding footballers, but also two quality young men.”