Harrow-Balmoral sign Todd Lawrence for 2018 season

ON BOARD: Roos coach Nick Pekin welcomes new signing Todd Lawrence to the club. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

ON BOARD: Roos coach Nick Pekin welcomes new signing Todd Lawrence to the club. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

HARROW-Balmoral have continued to add depth to their senior list heading into the 2018 Horsham District Football Netball League season. 

19-year-old Todd Lawrence has signed on with the Roos and will add more height to an already tall list. 

Lawrence, who is 198 centimetres tall, will play in the ruck this year and is returning to football after a year away from the game. 

Harrow-Balmoral coach Nick Pekin said it was a great inclusion for the side. 

“Todd will be our dominant ruckman, he is a great guy and it’s good to have signed him,” Pekin said.

“We helped tee him up a job here so it’s good to have him on board.”

Pekin said the inclusion of Lawrence will add some versatility to the side’s list. 

“He is a tall guy and will help free up some of our other guys who have been playing a bit in the ruck,” he said. 

Lawrence is originally from Avenel and played junior football at a high level.

He played with Lake Wendouree FC after moving to Ballarat for school. 

He was then involved with the Greater Western Victoria Rebels program in under-16s and under-18s. 

“He played in the Rebels program and had a year off football and wanted to get back involved,” Pekin said. 

Pekin was pleased at the height of his side’s list early in pre-season. 

“We are a reasonably tall side, which can be rare for sides, so it’s good,” he said. 

The Roos have lost a number of senior football players in the off-season and Pekin said his side had been flying under the radar so far.

“We have lost 11 senior players, but we have brought players in to fill in those gaps,” he said.

“It will be tough to cover all the losses, but we are in a good position heading into the season. We have about seven juniors coming up into the seniors as well. 

“We will have no troubles filling both senior sides.”

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