Alex Federico and Ethan Penrith have signed at the Northern Blues.
The Northern Blues Football Club has completed the signings of highly-rated duo Alex Federico and Ethan Penrith.
The pair arrive at the club from the Northern Knights, where they both enjoyed strong 2017 seasons.
It is a return of sorts for both youngsters, who both had a taste of senior VFL football with the Blues as 23rd man in the season just gone.
Federico comes to the club as the reigning Brent Harvey best-and-fairest following an outstanding year at the Blues’ TAC Cup affiliate.
Alex Federico has won the 2017 Brent Harvey Best and Fairest!
2nd – Nicholas Coffield
3rd – Max Dreher
— Northern Knights (@NthKnights) October 14, 2017
With a particularly strong finish to the season, Federico averaged over 25 disposals and seven tackles per game at the Knights.
Penrith joins Federico as the latest signings at Northern, possessing elite speed and pressure.
Having an ability to play at any end of the ground or between the arcs, Penrith averaged five tackles a game while also showing his goal-sense in limited time up forward (nine goals from 15 games).
Despite both just graduating from the Knights’ TAC Cup system, they will be looking to make their mark with senior football for the Blues as players for the future.
Stay tuned to northernbluesfc.com.au to keep track of all the off-season activity at Preston City Oval.