By Mark Heenan
Star ruckman Andrew Jarvis gave the Grubber ruck stocks a timely boost this month after he officially re-joined Ocean Grove for the 2020 season.
Jarvis who played 71 senior BFL games for the Grubbers between 2015 to 2018, returned to his junior club South Barwon for 2019 where he played all 18 senior games in the Geelong Football League.
He joined South Barwon alongside ex-Grubber pair Matt Caldow and Jahd Anderson this season.
Jarvis is widely considered one of the best rucks in the Bellarine Football League, he won best on ground honour in the BFL Interleague win over Wimmera at Horsham in 2018.
Ocean Grove Football Netball Club said they were thrilled to welcome back Jarvis at Shell Road.
“The club is thrilled to welcome back Andrew Jarvis for the 2020 season,” OGFNC said in a statement.
“Jarvs is one of the premier ruckmen in the region and his achievements in his time at the Grubbers are well known – 2015 best and fairest winner, multiple team of the year selections and multiple BFL interleague representative.
“He will provide great leadership to our young group both on and off the field.
“It’s great to have him back and we look forward to seeing him in the red and white in 2020.”
Jarvis has strong links to the Grubbers with family and close friends, his sister Emily Jarvis was co-captain of the Ocean Grove senior women’s football team in 2019.