Anthony Brolic has joined a growing list of Box Hill players to re-commit to the Brown and Gold, wth the Hawks number seven signing on for the 2018 VFL season; Brolic needing little time or convincing that the best decision was to remain at City Oval.
“The decision to re-sign was a real easy one.
“I love being a part of this Club and around everyone involved, it’s a great place and because of that you build lifelong friendships. You couldn’t ask for more than that.”
A Development League premiership player in 2016, Brolic’s signature was highly sought following an outstanding 2017 season, in which he played every match in the senior side, won VFL Team of the Year selection and finished tied for third in the Col Austen Trophy.
“It (the 2017 season) definitely exceeded my expectations.
“I had so much help from everyone involved and I couldn’t possibly thank them enough for what they did and continue to do for me.”
“I couldn’t have imagined half of it and to play every game was a bonus; it was definitely one of my favourite years of footy.
“I can’t wait for 2018.”
Brolic’s versatility and growing confidence became more obvious as the 2017 season progressed, with his performances across half forward and on the wing leading to opportunities on the ball.
“I definitely think I play my best footy when I’m around the contest.
“I love getting my hands on the ball and giving my team first use.”
He would finish the season second in total disposals and fifth for goals amongst his teammates, laying the groundwork for another step forward in 2018.
“My goals for this season are to play the best footy I can and to play every game and add a bit more of a contested side to my game, as well as working on my outside game to become the best player that I can be.”
Like many of his teammates, Brolic’s path and exposure to senior VFL football and his successes at that level should inspire the flood of fresh faces who have joined the Hawks ahead of a new season.
Now, as he enters his third season on the list, Brolic is well-placed to assess the feeling on the track and how the meld of returning and new names are ensuring preparations for 2018 remain on course.
“The atmosphere in the group is really upbeat, as it would be with a smaller size and a lot of fresh faces.
“Pleasingly, the new guys haven’t shied away from any of the work and have each brought something different to the group. It’s really exciting.”