Zebras raid rivals

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Hobart Jeep Zebras have recruited three players from three different rival clubs to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2015 PS4 Victory League season.

2013 Mitsubishi Motors Best and Fairest Jayden Hey has crossed from Champions South Hobart to join the Zebras, along with former Olympia FC Warriors Vice-Captain Ben Phillips and talented young former Glenorchy defender Tyler Harrison.

The new trio will form a major part of the new look Zebras lineup in 2015.

“We are excited by the three new players we have brought into the club, they add a lot to the squad and have been great on the track in recent weeks,” said Zebras Coach Jed Donoghue.

2013’s best player Jayden Hey will be a big in for the club, adding leadership and experience to fill holes left by departing experienced players in Russell Courtney, Josh Fielding, Alex Leszczynski and Curran Ferns, who have all left from the club’s 2014 PS4 Victory League runner up squad.

“Everyone knows the quality of Jayden Hey and the impact he can have on a game of football, he was electrifying in the first year of the Victory League,” said Donoghue.

“We can’t wait to see him get back to his best and dominate in black and white,” added Donoghue.

Phillips has been a constant in the Olympia lineup over the years but has made the big move across the river to join Hobart Jeep Zebras, where it is believed he may see more midfield time under new coach, Jed Donoghue.

“Ben is a key inclusion for us, we like his flexibility, being able to play across the park but I think the big thing is that we are yet to see the best of Ben Phillips on a football pitch.”

Despite both Phillips and Hey being well known names in Tasmanian football, it is the third recruit, 17 year old Tyler Harrison that has the Zebras coach most excited.

“Tyler is a supreme young talent, a class act with a big future in the game,be it with our club or interstate, he is something pretty special,” said Donoghue.

The Zebras new trio will be in action for the club next week when the Summer Cup kicks off next Friday, February 13th.

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