One wants a gun midfielder.
Another has asked for an experienced key forward.
Hamilton Kangaroos new coach Gerard FitzGerald wants a player that is prepared to live in Hamilton and is available for every match.
Other new coaches Ben Kenna (Terang Mortlake) and Jarrod Holt (Portland) have also identified the ideal recruit for their side.
All teams will be hoping to gain players that can help them beat league juggernaut Koroit.
The Saints have won the past six flags and coach Chris McLaren is keen to see which of his young players improve in 2020.
North Warrnambool mentor Adam Dowie believes a young ruckman, willing to learn, could be the player that helps his side go one step further.
Christmas came early for some coaches with Port Fairy adding Warrnambool and District league dual best and fairest Andy McMeel to their midfield stocks.
South Warrnambool got gun backman Liam Mullen from the Ballarat Football League to boost their 2020 chances.
Both clubs wouldn't say no to a surprise gift on the morning of December 25.
Hampden league senior football coaches have submitted their Christmas wish lists.
Can Santa Claus deliver?
I suppose if Santa Claus wanted to deliver Adam Courtney a footballer it would definitely be an experienced key-position player with flexibility that they could either play back or forward and even help out in the ruck.Adam Courtney
Experienced key-position player
"I suppose if Santa Claus wanted to deliver Adam Courtney a footballer it would definitely be an experienced key-position player with flexibility that they could either play back or forward and even help out in the ruck. We have some very talented young talls at either end but they are still young and need time to develop, not having them either play on or get the best talls each week. You look at Sam Cowling, you can't put a price on how valuable a player like he is to his team and a player of that mould would be a perfect fit for our young group, hopefully we are still able to land that type of player." - coach Adam Courtney
"Someone who can take a good pack mark and is capable of kicking four or five goals and can break the game open. A player who gives us someone to kick to and brings our young guys into the game." - co-coach Neville Swayn
"My Christmas wish list would be for a player who is both a great person and can win his own ball, work both ways with excellence, go forward (and kick goals) and is available for every game. Also someone who wants to live in the town. Am I asking for too much?!" - coach Gerard FitzGerald
Growth from within
"I'd just like all my players to build on a great pre-Christmas block and come back fit and motivated for another big season. I'm looking forward to seeing which younger players take the next step." - coach Chris McLaren
North Warrnambool Eagles
"We're thinking a young, emerging ruckman who would not only help us out in the future but would also have a good opportunity to learn from our experienced guys, Jordan Dillon and Ben Mugavin. We think there's a learning opportunity and it's an area of need as well in the next couple years." - coach Adam Dowie
Key forward or defender
"It would give us multiple options at either end, and free up players to play other roles. Also gives us the flexibility of playing Matt Sully where he feels he could impact the game." - coach Winis Imbi
Experienced key forward
"We have a couple of exciting young players with lots of talent so an experienced player down there to help would benefit them." - coach Jarrod Holt.
"Some midfielders who can win their own footy and hit the scoreboard is what we are after. That might be a recruit possibly, but we think someone or potentially a few players internally can step up and keep developing and play that role for us to challenge, support, compliment and enhance our current crop of midfielders. This would help share the load on-ball and up forward and allow us to be more aggressive and proactive with our stoppage set-ups and rotations." - assistant coach Danny Finn
"It would help with our ball movement. Also give us more depth in the on-ball rotation." - coach Ben Kenna
"Another tall who can play at either end of the ground who can compliment our spine while giving Dan Weymouth a hand in the ruck so that he can push forward and cause some havoc for opposition defenders." - coach Matt O'Brien.
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