After his first season at the Northern Blues ended in injury, Kane Keppel returned with aplomb in season 2018 to play 15 games. Named vice-captain alongside Mason Blakey and Marcus Stavrou prior to last season, Keppel added strings to his bow by pinch-hitting up forward. Quick for his size and strong in the air, what Keppel – who was Northern’s best first-year player back in 2017 – can achieve in this upcoming year should be cause for optimism for Blues fans. Expressing his desire to assist his teammates and side in whatever way possible, expect to see Keppel spend more time in the forward line over the course of the year.
VFL games: 23
VFL goals: 2
Former clubs: North Ringwood, Norwood, Eastern Ranges