By Nathan Spicer
The Coburg Football Club is pleased to announce new signing Josh Kemp for the 2022 season. Kemp joins us from Essendon’s VFL setup where he spent the past two seasons and is a product of the Calder Cannons.
He is a mid-sized forward with strong athletic traits including an impressive vertical leap. Kemp has a great sense for goals highlighted by his four-goal performance in his debut TAC Cup game back in 2018.
Kemp is another former Cannons junior to join the club this season with Harry Andronaco, Flynn Gentile and Riley Mason all ex-players.
The 21-year-old is excited to be joining the Lions and is looking to make a statement this season.
“Really excited to be here obviously, a young group who’ve got something to prove. It’s good to be on board and hopefully I can prove some people wrong this year,” Kemp said.
When asked what he will bring to the club that will excite fans he said, “I’m a tough matchup forward have an eye for goal and can hopefully stand on a head here or there”.
Senior coach Andrew Sturgess was impressed with Kemp’s drive to earn a spot.
“I rang him and said there’s an opportunity to come and trial for a spot, he said I’d be there within a couple hours of me calling him and came down the first night,” Sturgess said.
“He’s brought aggression, competing and hunger to earn a contract that’s why he’s ended up on our list.”
Coburg CEO Sebastian Spagnuolo is happy with the final addition to the list for 2022.
“We welcome Josh Kemp to the club and playing list for 2022,” he said.
“Josh’s signing sees our 42-man list for 2022 now complete and we are very excited by the maturity, leadership, combination of youth and experience, talent, work ethic and character of the group as we now head into our practice matches and then season proper.”
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