Nick ticks more boxes

March 08, 2018

Exciting times: Phillip Soloman, Alick Nai and Charlie Angka-Muthli will look to add their pace and silky skills to Seymour's line-up this season.

Seymour continues to replenish its depleted war chest at a rate of knots.

The Lions lost a swathe of experienced top end stars at the end of last season, but under new coach Nick Jewell have brought in as much — if not more — premier talent.

The latest trio set to call Kings Park home could be the most exciting of the lot.

Cairns-products Phillip Soloman, Alick Nai and Charlie Angka-Muthli will pull on a Seymour jumper this season, joining the Lions after relocating to the area.

‘‘They just relocated to Seymour, so we’re pretty lucky, they fell into our lap really,’’ Jewell said.

‘‘They’re beautifully smooth movers, highly skilled and highly exciting.’’

The trio has already made an impact on Jewell’s group on the training track with its youthful exuberance.

‘‘They’re terrific kids, all around 18 to 19, and they love footy,’’ Jewell said.

‘‘They always beat me down to the oval before training and they always have a Sherrin in their hands.

‘‘I’m really excited to see them adjust to life down here and see what they can do on the footy field.’’

All three are quick across the ground and will likely play off the flanks in Jewell’s side.

‘‘They’re silky ball movers and the way they move they’ll probably play through half-forward or down to half-back,’’ Jewell said.

‘‘They don’t miss a target, so it’s really exciting to have them on board.’’

But while most sides have finalised their squads for the campaign ahead, Jewell is not finished yet.

‘‘We’re pretty happy with where we are, we lost a bit of experience, but the seven to 10 players we’ve brought in are of a high quality,’’ he said.

‘‘We’re hopeful of signing a couple more over the next week or so.’’

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