Newly-signed Glenelg recruit Jesse White says he’s looking forward to mentoring the Tigers’ host of youngsters when he makes his Macca’s League debut next year.
Set to relocate to Adelaide in early January, the former Collingwood and Sydney forward jumped at the chance to link up with new Tigers coach Mark Stone, who he worked with closely at the Swans.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 29-year-old revealed he was keen to educate fellow forwards such as Josh Scott and Luke Reynolds after gleaning plenty of information during his 10 years in the AFL system with the Swans and Magpies.
Measuring in at 196cm and 102kg, White is a perfect fit structurally for the Bays after the departure of Liam McBean. Not only will White play an integral role in attack for Glenelg, he will also provide tireless ruckman Warrick McGinty with much-needed relief in the centre square.
A talented basketballer in his teenage years, White also spoke of how his friendship with Boomers star Chris Goulding saw him spend the past four months training with NBL team Melbourne United.
But after finishing up with United this week, the 127-AFL game utility is looking forward to living in Adelaide to be surrounded by his wife Jody’s family while also spending quality time with daughter Evie.
Off the field, White is a talented artist, working with Collingwood’s media and membership department to pursue his interests in graphic design and photography.