Korumburra-Bena has been bolstered by the signing of one of the most respected players on the Mornington Peninsula with Paul Fermanis joining the Giants from MPNFL club Somerville.
Fermanis, now in his early 30s, is a powerfully-built midfielder who can move forward and dominate either in the air or at ground level.
Fermanis was an outstanding junior who played for Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup in 2006 and became a champion player with Oakleigh District in Division Two of the Southern Football Netball League (SFNL).
He was widely regarded as the best player outside of the SFNL Division One competition and is a multi-time member of the SFNL Team of the Year.
He booted 184 goals in 104 games for Districts across a couple of stints at the club.
He had stints at Sandringham and Noble Park, and can cut a game to ribbons in minutes as he did numerous times in his first year at Somerville in 2019.
Fermanis booted 40 goals in 20 games with the Eagles in that debut season and kicked 12 goals from eight games this year.
The Giants Facebook blew up when the following was posted on Sunday:
“Giants, we are super excited to welcome not only to our team, but also as a new resident to Korumburra, Paul Fermanis.
Paul and his wife Stacey, kids Noah and Hazel and Mother in Law Marie are all moving to our town in the next couple of weeks and will be welcomed into our club with open arms.
Paul comes to us from most recently in the MPNFL prior to the SFNL. Without giving too much away, he is a beast midfielder and will push into a key forward position.
Throughout his career, Paul has many accolades to his name as well as playing TAC Cup and VFL Football.
Paul is well known to be a highly skilled, gutsy, strong footballer with outstanding leadership qualities which will complement our motivated young player group.
Paul is pumped to get into Pre-Season with our team and we can’t wait for you all to meet Paul and his family.
Welcome to the club Paul, Stacey & Family…..#giants2022”