The Coburg Football Club has once again demonstrated its strong playing list retention with the re-signing of 27 players of it’s list of 42 from the 2022 VFL season.

Headlining the list of re-signings are Ryan Exon who commences the season on 106 VFL games and Jesse Corigliano who enters his 9th season as a Coburg player and on 80 VFL games.

Ryan Exon and Jesse Corigliano.

Luke Bunker, Harry Nolan and Mitch Podhajski all come back in 2023 with over 50 VFL games now under their belts and Charlie Thompson, Nathan Boucher, Luke Nelson and Braedyn Gillard are players that have between 29 and 50 VFL games worth of experience and are ready to take another big step forward in 2023.

Luke Bunker and Charlie Thompson

Mitch Podhajski and Harry Nolan

Players who joined the club in 2022 and have re-committed for 2023 are Jonothan Marsh, Sam McLarty, Flynn Gentile, Josh Watson, Edyn Sibbald, Lachlan Walker, Harry Andronaco, Tom Jepson, Trent Warren, Max Thompson and Alex Lukic.

Alex Lukic and Edyn Sibbald

Flynn Gentile and Max Thompson celebrate a goal vs Sydney

Also re-committed for 2023 are Josh D’Intinosante, Josh Kemp, Ryan Sturgess, Jhye Baddeley-Kelly, Ben Jepson, Aaron Clarke, Tom Mckenzie and Ben Reddick.

Jhye Baddeley-Kelly and Aaron Clarke

Upon the news of these re-signings, Coburg CEO Sebastian Spagnuolo said “Having at least 27 players from 2022 keen to re-sign for 2023, and hopefully more positive news to come soon, is testament to the environment being created by Andrew Sturgess and his support staff aswell as the work being done by the on field leadership group in 2022. 

Over the coming weeks and months our attention will turn to improving the playing list for season 2023 but that process will be built upon a solid foundation of player retention which always makes recruiting easier and allows us to be more targeted. 

We are grateful for the commitment of our playing group and we look forward to seeing them return for preseason in November hungrier and ready to go again on our quest for success.”

The club will soon make announcements of new players that are joining the football club in the leadup to the 2023 season and the best place for all news is our Facebook and Twitter accounts so please ensure that you have liked and followed the club’s accounts.

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