By: JESS WEBSTER
Delisted Lion Jackson Paine joins Redland
Former Brisbane Lions NEAFL captain Jackson Paine will reunite with his ex-Collingwood teammate Peter Yagmoor at the Redland Bombers next season.
Paine played 16 AFL games with Collingwood and Brisbane after being recruited from the Sandringham Dragons in 2011.
The 23-year-old forward and defender was delisted by the Brisbane Lions this year, and will be a key inclusion for the Bombers under new coach Leigh Harding.
Paine and Yagmoor both made their AFL debuts in Round 1, 2012 for the Pies and are set to play in the same side together for the first time in five years when the new season kicks off in April next year.
Paine said he was keen to stay in Brisbane after his AFL career ended, and is excited to begin a new chapter with Redland.
“He (Yagmoor) has a pretty strong left foot kick that I’ll enjoy leading up to,” he said.
“Even though Redland didn’t have the most successful year this season, I genuinely thought they were one of the hardest teams to play against in the NEAFL in terms of the way they move the footy.
“A few of the boys have already text me and they are pretty keen on challenging the upper end of the ladder, so I’m really excited by how keen and motivated they are to get to the top.”
The Bombers have finished eighth on the ladder for the past two seasons. Pre-season training begins next month.
Check out Redland's 2016 season review here.
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