PORT FAIRY has landed the services of a former Greater Western Victoria Rebel and the nephew of a prolific Hampden league forward.
Ballarat-based Izaac Ewing, who is related to Warrnambool goal-kicker Darren, will slot into the Seagulls' defence as they chase a drought-breaking premiership.
The 18-year-old was drawn to the club after playing a few games as a permit player during his juniors at Penshurst.
Ewing, who is in the second year of his plumbing apprenticeship, said he was excited about joining the Gardens Oval-based side.
"With the higher standard of the Hampden league as well it should be good," the former Ballarat Football Club player said.
The key defender, who recently recovered from a broken arm he suffered in a car accident, said he hoped to build on two areas ahead of the season, which starts on April 4.
"Just more fitness and getting my strength up a bit," he said.
"I have been flat out running and training over Christmas holidays to get my body right.
"The body is pretty good now despite having a broken hand over the holidays. It took a couple of weeks to be able to get up and start running but I am back running again so it's all sweet."
Ewing said he now preferred to play down back after spending most of his junior career at the other end of the ground or through the midfield.
Port Fairy, which finished fourth last year, has now added four new players to its squad ahead of season 2020.
Ewing joins Andy McMeel (Russells Creek), George Swarbrick (Modewarre) and Tyson Macilwan (Barwon Heads) as the Seagulls' other off-season recruits.
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