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Western Magpies sign Californian Big Man

The Western Magpies have thrown their recruiting net across the Pacific to sign 24-year-old Bryan Dragus from Los Angeles, California.

On the strength of his first training session for the club on Monday night, having arrived in the country last Saturday, the Magpies have confirmed the 198cm / 98kg American, who has played just eight games of football in his life, will be included on the club’s 2010 QAFL Senior List.

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Zach Johns Update

Zach Johns is currently in Perth and has been there for 2.5 weeks. He is training and started with fitness tests las Saturday. He is currently trying out for the Claremont squad. See below for the story from an article in then WA.

Change of scenery for aspiring WAFL trio

CRAIG O'DONOGHUE, The West Australian November 28, 2009, 12:41pm

Change of scenery for aspiring WAFL trio

Claremont have taken left-field recruiting to another level by adding a former AFL boundary umpire, a former professional tennis player and a former US college footballer to their pre-season training squad.

Haden Martin, Harrison Keyser and Zach Johns wouldn't have even been on the radar of suburban clubs, but they all contacted Claremont and asked if they could try their luck over summer.

Brady Phillips blog

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Blog entry 5/18/2009
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