Merrivale signing Millie Mahony is eager to make an impact at her new club and league.
The 22-year-old, a Koroit division one premiership player and best and fairest, joins former Saints co-coach Carly Pulling at the Tigers in 2019 with a desire to help the club’s next generation of stars rise.
“I believe I am a good leader, having captained Koroit’s division one side last season,” she said.
“I’ll look at taking up a leadership role at Merrivale to help out the younger girls in our side next season.”
Mahony, who predominately plays as a goalie, is eager to bring the Tigers back to the top end of the Warrnambool and District league ladder after a disappointing 2018, where they finished ninth with three wins.
“I would love to play finals again,” the Harris and Wood Real Estate employee said.
“I’m eager to get them back into playing finals after missing out last year. I’m really looking forward to playing with a new bunch of girls and see how we go.”
Mahony said she had mix emotions about departing Victoria Park, a place she has called home since 2014.
“I thought it was time for a change and it was the last chance for me to play with my best friend Cloe Pulling,” she said.
“She had a baby last year and I wasn’t sure how many more years we had left to play together. It was hard telling my friends at Koroit that I was leaving them but I am looking forward to the new challenge.”
Mahony played 17 games in division one and two in Koroit’s top side in 2018.