Humphries brothers look to cross to Boomers
Ladder leaders Carey Park could lose the Humphries brothers after they put in a transfer to play for the Eaton Boomers.
Jarrod, Herman and Gregory Humphries all signed with the Panthers during the pre-season, with Jarrod leading the competition’s goal-kicking after five rounds with 18 majors.
But the three brothers did not play for the Panthers in the win over the Collie Eagles at the weekend and a clearance was put in for them to head to the Boomers, where they played two seasons ago.
A spokesman for Carey Park said the club was disappointed the players had applied to transfer to another club mid-season, particularly with the opportunities it had presented to them both on and off the field.
“Our club is trying to educate all our local players that full-time employment is a much better option than receiving short-term match payments for playing community football,” he said.
“The club, through several generous sponsors, has helped out in finding employment for a number of players which gives them the chance to get ahead in life and create a strong platform for their future.
“We will continue to build our strong club culture and do what we believe is right for the young men and women that represent our club.
“Our message to all players at all times is clear and simple ‘no individual is bigger than our team or our club’.”
Eaton Boomers coach Brett Maguire said the brothers trained with his team during the pre-season before signing with the Panthers.
Maguire said neither he or a club official approached the Humphries boys about returning and he expected them to play on Sunday against Donnybrook if cleared.
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