Former Kyabram skipper Josh Vick will be back in Bombers colours in mid 2014.January 1, 2014 4:41am
The news just keeps getting better for the Kyabram Football Club.
Former skipper Josh Vick has confirmed he will be back in the Bombers’ hanger mid-season this year after two years in Perth.
Taking a break back in his home town over Christmas, Vick said he was looking forward to renewing his association with some former teammates, as well as some new ones.
Vick, 29, captained Kyabram for four seasons and led them into the 2009 and 2010 grand finals.
Vick, who is highly regarded in Bomberland on and off the field, will add greatly to the versatility of the Kyabram side, particularly its defence where he has played most of his career for the club.
Vick has spent the past two years in Perth with his partner Steph O’Nial and figured in two premiership wins while playing for the Wesley Curtain Club in the West Australian Amateur Football League.
‘‘I went across the country, but I still found myself playing at full-back,’’ he joked.
Josh said the Perth competition he played in was not as physical as GVFL football, but was open and fast and similar to the Darwin competition where he has also played.
Wesley Curtain won the 2012 flag at division two level and repeated last season at division one level under coach Earl Spalding, a former Melbourne and Carlton player who was a teammate of Kyabram coach Dave Williams in their days with the AFL Demons.
Vick said Spalding and Williams were similar in their approach to coaching, so adapting again to play with the Bombers under Williams would not be a problem.
Josh and Steph will tour England and Europe for three months from March to June before returning to play with the Bombers.
‘‘I’ll miss about the first eight games and I know I will have to come back through the reserves to try and get a senior game again, but I’m looking forward to trying to do that,’’ he said.
He returned to Perth yesterday until the end of January and will do part of the pre-season with the Bombers before heading overseas.
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