South Bunbury captain heads to Carey Park

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Jaxon Bell.
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South Bunbury co-captain Jaxon Bell has shocked the club by signing with arch-rivals Carey Park just four rounds into the season.

Bell rose to prominence at the club in 2015 and was part of the Tigers’ premiership win over the Collie Eagles in 2016.

Under coach David Obal, Bell was awarded the co-captaincy alongside Jay Wright, replacing Matt Giacci, who stepped down from the role.

But after just one win from four games, Bell has left the club and chosen to play for the Panthers, with his clearance going through earlier this week.

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The former South West Football League representative played just two games this season, but is expected to play for the Panthers against Busselton on Saturday.

Tigers president John Castrilli said he was disappointed that Bell had decided to leave the club.

“I and the club wish him well at his new team,” he said.

“People move from club to club from time to time.

“He has his reasons and I wish him well in his football career.”

Both Obal and Bell declined to comment when contacted by the South Western Times.

Meanwhile, Busselton have been dealt a blow ahead of Saturday’s game with the team’s leading goalkicker Steven Cameron leaving the club to head to the Lower South West Football League.

Cameron had booted 10 goals in four games, including seven in the Magpies’ win against the Collie Eagles in round seven.

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