In some big news out of the SANFL, Glenelg have brought in talented ex-Swan James Bell into their setup for the 2023 season, whilst Adelaide's SANFL team has signed ex-Pies defender Jack Madgen.

Bell is an extremely talented 23-year-old midfield/forward that has plenty of X-factor. His pace and skills as well as the occasional trick or two are not to be taken lightly and he will be a brilliant addition for the Tigers.

He was delisted by Sydney at the end of the 2022 season.

“I decided to come here because it's the second best competition in the country [after the AFL]. I'm also best friends with Toby Pink and I played with Will Gould in Sydney, so there were a couple of connections to Glenelg," Bell said in a club announcement.

Glenelg is expected to play Bell mainly in midfield during 2023.

Meanwhile, Barossa Valley junior Madgen will be lining up for the Crows' SANFL team after being delisted from Collingwood at the end of the 2022 season.

The 29-year-old played 49 games for the Pies over five years but struggled for game time in 2022 and was eventually let go by the club.

Madgen will mainly assist the Crows as a key defender, but showed in the VFL that he can play as a forward if needed, after booting five goals against Williamstown late in the year.

The Crows have signed Madgen as their marquee player for 2023.

“Jack is a quality footballer and person and it's great to have a South Australian coming home and joining our program," Adelaide Football Operations Manager Tom Hurley said.

“He brings significant AFL experience from his time at Collingwood and as a key position player he will be a very important part of our team.

“In addition to previously announced recruits Blayne O'Loughlin, Hugh Haysman and Stephen Tahana, Jack will further bolster our SANFL squad as we look to build on a successful 2022 campaign.”

Madgen stated that he was thrilled to be signing for the Crows.

“Coming back to play for the club I always supported growing up, things have come full circle for me.” He said.

“I still feel like I've got plenty of footy left to play and I want to play at the highest level possible for me.

“I'm passionate about development and this role is exciting for me at this point of my career, so I'm thankful for the opportunity to be part of such a proud and passionate club.”