Eagles fly south to join ambitious Blue and Whites

Corio SC Eagles legends Jackson Davis and Vedran Stojanovic have joined South Barwon SC. (Corio SC)

By Janakan Seemampillai

Corio SC Eagles legends Jackson Davis and Vedran Stojanovic have made the surprise move down the Princes Highway to join ambitious State League Four club Barwon SC.

In a move that sent shockwaves through the Victorian football community, Davis and Stojanovic link up with well respected coach Dale Harris, who has made no secret of his desire to seal another promotion for the Grovedale based club.

In a combination that is sure to electrify State Leage Four, Davis and Stojanovic will join some exciting young prospects at Grovedale Reserve in Mylton Bailey, Johnson Luong, Tristan Harris and Ben Conn.

“I am really looking forward to working with Dale and linking up with Vedran again. I want to find my love for the game again and I can’t think of a better club to join right now,” said Davis, who famously led the Eagles to promotion into State League One in 2019.

“We have some exciting talent coming through and if Veds and I can impart some of our experience into these lads and help them with their footballing journey, then that would be pretty cool.

“In turn they will reinvigorate us and help us find that enthusiasm for the game again. The locker room will be fun this year at Barwon.”

Barwon won promotion in 2022 from State League Five under Harris, and finished a respectable fifth in 2023 in its first season in State League Four.

Harris enters his eighth season at the Blue and Whites, managing 89 wins and 16 draws in 134 games.

In Davis and Stojanovic, he has two players who know how to win. Davis is a classy defender who knows how to lead a group of men, while Stojanovic has almost scored more goals in Victorian football than Taylor Swift sold tickets on her recent Australian tour.

“Veds knows how to find the back of the net, and with players like Mylton and Johnson around him, Barwon fans will have plenty to be excited about in our front third,” said Davis.

“I really urge Barwon fans to get behind our Club this season and create a fabulous atmosphere at Grovedale Reserve.

“It’s going to be a fun journey in 2024 and I can’t wait to get started.”

Barwon take on Williamstown in the Australia Cup on Friday night (February 23), with kickoff at 8pm at Grovedale Reserve.