West Adelaide has welcomed back premiership hero Jonathon Beech, with the star utility set to don the red and black again for the next two years.
Spending the past two seasons with AFL club Adelaide, Beech resisted the temptation to continue his stellar SANFL career with a another club or in the VFL.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, West Football Manager Andrew Marks said the 27-year-old was eager to add to his record with the Bloods which currently stands at 129 games and 148 goals.
Originally from Barmera-Monash FC in the Riverland, Beech started at Richmond in the Under-17s back in 2006.
The versatile West End State player – who measures in at 188cm and 88kg – will be the highlight of Westies’ recruiting campaign under new coach Gavin Colville.
Beech managed three AFL games for the Crows in 2017, kicking a memorable goal on debut against St Kilda at the Adelaide Oval in Round 12.
He played a total of 32 games for Adelaide’s SANFL team in the Macca’s League, booting a total of 42 majors.
Beech’s arrival adds to that of former Sturt ruckman Andre Parella and ex-Norwood forward Lyndon Hupfeld, who have also chosen to play with the Bloods next year.