MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21: Flynn Perez of the Kangaroos runs with the ball during the round 10 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Melbourne Demons at Marvel Stadium on May 21, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mike Owen/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Delisted North Melbourne backman Flynn Perez has signed with SANFL club Sturt for the 2024 season after spending the past four years at Arden Street.

Perez was one of seven Kangaroos players not offered new deals for next season, with the Bendigo native's time in the blue and white reaching its conclusion after 24 games.

The 22-year-old faced injury setbacks during his time with North Melbourne, suffering the second ACL injury of his career on the eve of the 2021 season.

After a 16-game season last year, Perez struggled to break into Alastair Clarkson's side in 2023 and was eventually delisted by the Roos.

The back flanker will now make the move to South Australia, with Sturt announcing Perez as their latest ex-AFL signing.

"Flynn is a highly skilled player with an elite kick," Sturt coach Marty Mattner said in a club statement.

"A country lad from Bendigo, he spoke openly about his desire to continue to play football at a high level and in a great club environment.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21: Flynn Perez of the Kangaroos runs with the ball during the round 10 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Melbourne Demons at Marvel Stadium on May 21, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mike Owen/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

"We are really looking forward to seeing his positive influence on the team."

Perez joins the recently-signed Will Snelling in landing at the Double Blues after departing the AFL, with the ex-Bomber making his return to the SANFL after four seasons with Essendon.

Sturt reached the grand final this year under Mattner and unfortunately lost the season decider to Glenelg.

Meanwhile, the Tigers have unveiled their own latest list addition in the form of ex-Geelong listed midfield-defender Nick Stevens.

The 21-year-old spent two years at Kardinia Park after being drafted out of the GWV Rebels in 2020, with Stevens playing 21 VFL games during his time with the Cats.

After plying his trade with North Melbourne's VFL side this past year, Stevens has also made the move to South Australia, joining Glenelg to further his career.

North Melbourne VFL player Nick Stevens, 2023 (Image via Twitter, @NorthVFL)

"What attracted me to Glenelg was the tradition and culture of the club and the professional environment. After catching up with Reeva (coach Darren Reeves) and Liam (McBean, captain), I felt the club aligns with my personal values," Stevens said in a club statement.

"I am looking forward to a new opportunity and meeting a bunch of new boys and playing at a high standard of footy."

Details for the 2024 SANFL fixture are yet to be disclosed.