PIMPINIO have secured the services of several formidable footballers, creating cause for optimism ahead of the 2020 Horsham District Football League season.
Cody Richards has signed on from East Warrnambool, joining a host of other signings from within the Wimmera.
Edenhope-Apsley's Harry McLennan, Dimboola's Lucas Harberger, and Horsham Demons' trio Jayme Smith, Jake McLean and Keegan King have also jumped on board.
Pimpinio head coach Chris Walsh said the signings, along with increased numbers at training sessions and an emphasis on youth, had him hopeful of an improved season in 2020.
"We just want to improve," Walsh said.
"We've had pretty good numbers so far, definitely better than we had last year, which is a real positive.
"There is definitely that excitement building around the club.
"At the moment, I'm stoked with how it is shaping up."
Keegan King said he was lured to the club via a connection with Walsh, who he played under at Horsham several seasons ago.
"Walshy gave me the call up and asked if I wanted a bit more senior opportunity at Pimpinio," King said.
"He coached me for a couple of seasons at Horsham in the twos, and he's a really good coach. Easy to get along with and really knows what he's talking about.
"Pimp being a growing club, I'm excited, and hopefully I can get a good run at it."
King, 22, is one of several crossing from the Wimmera league hoping for more senior opportunity.
He played three senior games for Horsham last season, but was - alongside fellow recruit Jayme Smith - pivotal to the Dees' reserves making the grand final.
"The idea of a bit more senior footy and a bit more time in the midfield was a big part of the move," he said.
"I haven't really seen too much District League footy to be honest, so hopefully I can fit in. I've played Wimmera league my whole life, so I'll be interested to see how I go."
King echoed the thoughts of his coach, with a positive atmosphere growing around the club.
"The vibe around seems to be really good," he said.
"We've had sort of 25 or more people at training on average, so everyone is pretty up and about.
"We've got a few under-17s coming up and a fair few young blokes, which is good. It should be an enjoyable place to be around."
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