Star North Adelaide recruit Jarred Allmond has revealed he was ”going through the motions” with the Eagles last year, prompting his change of scenery during the off-season.
As he prepares for his 150th Macca’s League match against South at Prospect on Saturday, Allmond said he is loving his fresh start with the Roosters, who currently sit at the top of the Macca’s League premiership table.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 27-year-old said he was considering playing country football this year before accepting a three-year contract to play at Menzies Crescent.
A two-time West End State representative, Allmond now suddenly finds himself as one of the senior players at his new club.
And while he admits this has taken some getting used to, he is thriving on providing advice and guidance to the younger players at North.
Originally from the Two Wells Football Club, Allmond said the colours and club song were exactly the same as those at the Roosters – ensuring the move wasn’t too much of a culture shock.
After playing in a Macca’s League premiership with the Eagles in 2011, Allmond spent the 2012 season back playing with his brother Lee at Two Wells, kicking 49 goals en route to breaking a significant premiership drought.
The hard-running wing/half-back is known for his booming left-foot kick, as displayed in the video clip below where he converted from 70m out on Anzac Day last year.
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