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Shark's New Signing

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:03 PM

The East Fremantle Football Club is proud to announce that James Saville has signed with the Sharks for the coming season.


Saville comes to East Fremantle from VFL side Coburg and spent 2012 playing in the AFL Vic Development League.

The 23 year-old played across the halfback line for the Tigers and was the captain of Coburg's 2012 AFL Vic Development League Premiership side.

At 190cm tall Saville adds height and experience to East Fremantle's already impressive back six.

While Saville played most of last year in Coburg’s Reserve side, he had a taste of League Football in 2011 playing six games and was a member of the Reserves Grand Final side which lost to Box Hill.

Prior to his time at Coburg, Saville played for Collingwood's VFL League side and played in the back-pocket for the Calder Cannons in their 2007 TAC Cup winning side.

East Fremantle's Football Operations Manager Darryn Fry said the addition of Saville gives their squad greater depth.

"James is a great addition to the club, we are very excited and pleased to have him at East Fremantle," he said.

“His experience in the back-line adds further depth to our playing list and fact that he adds leadership, being a premiership captain, is invaluable,”

“He is a really friendly young man and he’s has fitted in well at the club.”

Saville’s signing is the East Fremantle's second of the pre-season, with former St. Kilda and Fremantle player Brett Peake returning to Moss Street.


By Ryan Miller. Follow him on twitter @Ryan_DMiller.