Ex-AFL player joins EFL team looking for redemption

 Aaron Fiora the player who once was described by Danny Frawley as one of the most talented footballers his seen has found himself in the EFL.  The Doncaster sharks have been blessed with the experience and skill of the 1999 number three draft pick. The man who had played 140 games for Richmond and St Kilda from 2000-2008 are one of the player who are striving to return the sharks to their former glory.  The Sharks who had been demoted from division 2 to 3 this year after a horrid season last year are seeking redemption. After being runners up in the 2010 grand final they yearned for another chance and it came the following year when the snatched the premiership.   The club was elevated into division 2 though the team was unable to repeat their 2011 success. This was due to a number of reasons such as the departure of five key premiership players and their playing coach.  Although they added former Collingwood player Andrew Tranquilli as senior coach and a couple of handy recruits from rival clubs raised confidence within the group.  Sadly due to injuries to their Premiership captain Luke Parker and five time best and fairest winner Greg Jarvis the club missed the finals with both seniors and reserves. The club was a shadow of their former self. Now with their premiership hangover well and truly gone and the addition of recruits from rival clubs Doncaster  is heading in the right direction. The Sharks are pleased to have  returning premiership players from 2011 who travelled to other clubs in 2012 and the addition of Division one players as well as Ex AFL stars Aaron Fiora and Nathan Thompson.  Though the former North Melbourne and Hawthorn full forward will not be playing a game and will only be there as a mentor during training sessions. Unlike Fiora who will be battling it out with the rest.  The team who had recently crushed Mansfield in their first pre-season encounter are looking fit and ready to go. ” All the boys attitudes are really positive” said Doncaster captain Luke Parker. The 2011 best and fairest winner is looking fitter and stronger than ever as he returns from the Knee injury which kept him on the sidelines for 10 weeks last year.  He mentioned “that it’s great to have all the boys fit and ready to go” and that he and the club are excited about all the new recruits especially the ex AFL stars.  Parker who has a “never die” attitude is hoping the team can improve and regain its respect as a dominant figure. ” The coaching staff had an unlucky run last year with many injuries with up to 10 key players injured at one time” said Parker. Though the team is hoping for more luck and with the likes of Fiora and a fit Parker maybe a spot in the finals.  Peter Tseros 

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