Century goalkicker to boost Apollo Bay

Century goalkicker Dwayne Henke is pictured with his former club Echunga. PHOTO: Mount Barker FC.

Apollo Bay football coach Brent Macleod expects his forward line to cause headaches for opposition defenders this season after adding a century goalkicker.

The Hawks have signed Dwayne Henke from South Australian club Echunga, where he won three premierships, a club best-and-fairest award and twice kicked 100-plus goals.

Apollo Bay has also welcomed tall forward-ruckman Tristan Simons from Central Highlands league club Bungaree.

Henke and Simons join a potent Apollo Bay forward line that already includes Jayden Ettridge, who averaged 68 goals in the past two years with Bell Post Hill, and Damien Zaparenkov, who has averaged 49.1 goals a season for Geelong Amateur in the past eight years.

Key forward Jake Barlow has also crossed from Bell Post Hill.

Goalkicking midfielders Macleod, who won the Hawks’ goalkicking last season with 41 goals, and Geelong Amateur export Baden Dodd will also rest in the forward

“Our forward line will really cause problems, with Jayden, Zappa, Barlow and now Dwayne Henke who’s kicked hundreds of goals,” Macleod

“It will be very hard to contain, especially when you add the midfielders resting forward; Baden Dodd kicked four goals in a practice match against East Geelong.”

The Hawks have lost key forwards Jackson Macleod, to Geelong district league club Thomson, and Casey McDonald to retirement.

Jackson Macleod finished second in the Hawks’ goalkicking last season with 38 majors, while McDonald kicked 14 in seven games.

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