Towering ex-Roo joins brother at Chelt
Cheltenham president Adam King is confident his club can provide what his two new recruits are looking for.
Former North Melbourne rookie Jacob Edwards and his brother Harry are desperate to enjoy their footy and have chosen to do so at Jack Barker Oval in 2024.
Jacob, who stands over two metres tall, went Pick No.1 in the 2021 mid-season draft but didn’t play a senior game for the Roos before being delisted last month.
Harry has spent recent years at Southern league Division 1 rival Mordialloc, where he played 16 senior matches for the return of 14 goals this year.
King said the Rosellas have got “two different type of footballers” at the peak of their powers.
“Jacob is 205cm, he is going to give a lot of effort and a lot of first use of the footy,” he said.
“Importantly from our end, he wants to have fun and enjoy his footy after the last two years in the AFL system – we can provide him with that.
“Harry is 25 years of age, he’s a goal kicking-forward who can do some freaky stuff, we’re really looking forward to him at the peak of his footy.
“He’s really excited for the opportunity to play with his brother.”
After losing Josh Fox to East Ringwood, the Rosellas forward half will have a different look to it next year.
King said Harry’s inception will add to the multiple avenues the Rosellas will have in 2024.
“You lose a 6”5 forward, they don’t fall off trees,” he said.
“It just means it’s another avenue for us, and we will have to find different avenues.
“When you take 85 goals off the table, we have to find different avenues to goal and he’ll (Harry) just be another option for us.
“He’s a good size himself, he’s probably 6”2, strong, physical and he can play the game.
“At 25, he’s at the peak of his football powers now.”