WESTERNS has landed a major coup on the eve of the new season, signing Heywood star Stephen O’Brien to its flourishing playing list.
The recruitment of O’Brien is an extraordinary yet surprising announcement.
O’Brien cited “personal issues” as the primary reason for his departure from Heywood.
The timing of the announcement raised eyebrows given the close proximity of the South West District Football League season, which is just days away.
It is a tale of two fortunes as Heywood rue the shock loss and Westerns celebrate a welcome inclusion.
O’Brien is one of the finest players within the South West and District Football League and the recruitment will boost a playing list desperate to reach the pinnacle and capture a hard-earned premiership.
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