In 2019 he made tongues wag with his 5 goal performance in his VFL debut and in great playing list news, Hedley Smith has re-committed to the Lions for the 2020 season.

Originally from Western Australia, Hedley joined the club in November 2018 as part of the club’s partnership with the Fitzroy Stars Football Club and earned a spot on the club’s 2019 list following an outstanding preseason.

Some strong form with the Stars saw him earn his VFL debut in round 10 against the Northern Blues at Cramer St and it ended up being a dream VFL with saw Hedley kick 5 goals for the day against a strong contingent of Carlton listed defenders. He finished with 6 VFL games for 8 goals in 2019.   Hedley also played 12 games for 11 goals with the Stars in 2019.

With the news of Smith signing for 2020, Lions General Manager Sebastian Spagnuolo said “Hedley is a much loved person within our club and we are pleased that he’s worked hard to earn his 2020 contract with us.  We all saw great glimpses of what he can do at the level and we are excited by what’s to come in 2020.”

To join Hedley and commit to the Lions for 2020 as a member, please click on the following link and choose a 2020 membership package – https://coburgfc.com.au/membership-2020/