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22.02.2017 13:30 Age: 33 days
By: JESS WEBSTER

Williams, Hiscox land at Sydney University


Jon Williams (centre) has joined the Students. Photo: TJ Yelds.

 

 

Sydney University has continued to bolster its ranks with less than six weeks to go before the start of the season, with the addition of gun midfield duo Jon Williams and Jack Hiscox.

A member of Aspley’s 2014 NEAFL premiership side, Williams played 37 games across three seasons for the Hornets, including a representative berth in 2015 against Tasmania.

Averaging 22 disposals, seven tackles, four marks and four clearances a game last season, Williams – who has relocated to Sydney for employment opportunities – is excited to be a part of a team on the rise.

“I’m excited to be a part of what Sydney Uni have been building over the past couple of years,” he told suanfc.com.au.

 “The boys and Morro (Tom Morrison) have been really welcoming. I can’t wait to see how the season unfolds”.

Hiscox returns to Sydney University after two years with Sydney, previously playing in the Students’ Colts program after a successful junior football career at the Glebe Greyhounds.

Playing his first AFL game last year, Hiscox averaged 16 disposals, four marks and four inside 50s a game in the NEAFL last year, including a four-goal effort in Round 7 against Canberra.

Senior Coach Tom Morrison spoke highly of the pair’s arrival to the club.

“Jono comes from a very successful program at Aspley, which we have a great deal of respect for. He has sound football knowledge and experience having tasted premiership success at NEAFL level previously,” he said.

“We have only had him for a couple of sessions now but he has integrated himself into the group with ease and his leadership qualities are evident as he is already imparting his knowledge on those around him.

“Jack adds AFL experience to the group, an elite running capacity, outstanding work ethic and is an individual of the highest character, which is something we value really highly in our program.

“What’s impressed me most about Jack is that he is so willing to learn and practice the areas of his game that he knows need developing.”

Sydney University will take on the Sydney Swans in their first NEAFL practice match on March 18. View the full schedule here.

You can also keep up-to-date with all the latest NEAFL player movements here.

 

 

 

 


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