New Zealand Hawks and Central Giants player Will Gregson has relocated to Melbourne.
The number one draft pick in the 2016 AFLNZ Premiership has represented the senior New Zealand Hawks team over the past three years.
The 23 year old stands at 187cm and has strong aerobic ability as well as good pace off the mark. Recent combine testing has provided strong results with a 3km time trial of 10 min 45 sec, 20 metre sprint at 2.91 seconds and a vertical leap of 88cm. His elite athletic ability is a solid grounding for a season that will see a massive acceleration in his AFL education.
Gregson is working initially towards a preseason with VFL club Sandringham Zebras with results from there determining where he will play in the 2017 season.
Central Giants will need to work towards replacing the quality utility for the AFL New Zealand Premiership for the new season.
The Premiership is fulfilling its role in its bid to develop talent with 2016 Competition Best and Fairest winner Brandon Sucu released by the Southern Saints in a likely move to Brisbane and NEFL club the Aspley Hornets.
The Saints have reacted swiftly retaining star forward Troy Brown as a replacement for Sucu on their retained player list. Browns inclusion will provide goal scoring potential with an increased responsibility on Andriu Sucu to firm up the Saints defence.