In South Australia, if you mention the name ‘Aish’ you’ll be regaled with tales of a family dynasty at Norwood Football Club.
The UNSW/ES Bulldogs are delighted to add to these stories in the Sydney AFL following the recruitment of Jesse Aish from the SANFL competition.
The 31 year old played for Norwood from 2004 – 2014, taking one year off in 2012 to win a Premiership in the Barossa Valley before returning to the Redlegs and taking on the reigns as a Senior Coach from 2015 – 2017.
His father and grandfather both captained the club, with his Dad winning the 1981 Magarey Medal before being recognised in the SANFL Hall of Fame, and his cousin James is currently on the playing list at Collingwood Football Club.
Having trained intermittently with both Port Adelaide and the Adelaide Crows, Aish brings with him a wealth of experience that will bolster the Bulldogs playing squad.
“After an exciting 2017 season, we identified a need for both playing experience and bigger bodies to add to our home grown young talent,” said UNSW/ES President, Stephen Dunkley.
“We’ve worked hard in the off season to recruit players that hold these attributes, and to entice someone of Jesse’s calibre to the Bulldogs is a massive coup.”
“Jesse brings with him footy smarts and a 194cm frame that will complement our pacey and skilful young guns who are still growing in stature. We’re excited to see what he can achieve in his first season in the red, white and blue.”