Seagulls re-sign four

Nick Ebinger is retuning the the Seagulls for the 2022 season (Damjan Janevski).

By Molly Magennis

As Williamstown’s men’s and women’s teams gear up for Victorian Football League 2022 season, both programs have received good news with the re-signings of four key players.

Forward Nick Ebinger and ruckman Tom Downie will make a return, with Ebinger looking to have more of an impact in 2022 after having only played just four games this year.

Despite this the 24-year-old still managed to kick 10 goals, proving he is a crucial part of the Seagulls forward line.

Downie averaged 35 hit-outs per game in six matches this year, and the 203 centimetre ex-Greater Western Sydney player is expected to continue to add experience to the team next season.

They join Charlie Dean, Noah Gown, Billy Myers and Darby Henderson, Joel Ottavi, Lachlan Stapleton, Liam Hunt, Jordan Gallucci, Teia Miles, Kallan Dawson, Jack Toner, Hayden Bertoli-Simmonds and Cam Polson are among the other re-signings.

Sasha Long managed 12 VFLW games this year, and 2022 will mark Long’s third season at the Seagulls after debuting in 2019.

After debuting for the club this year, Sofi Georgas will also be sticking around to help the VFLW team next season.

The Seagulls VFL will look to replicate the success they had in the 2021 season, where they made it into the top eight, before the COVID lockdown cut the season short.

The Seagulls managed to win six games and were considered major contenders to take out the premiership

The Seagulls VFLW will hope to see greater success in their 2022 campaign, after finishing second last on the ladder this year with only two wins and 11 losses.