Former Adelaide, Essendon and St Kilda forward Shaun McKernan has signed with Northern Football League outfit Bundoora for 2023, joining multiple ex-AFL names at the Bulls.

McKernan, who retired from the AFL at the end of the 2021 season, managed 13 years in the top flight for a return of 91 games and 74 goals.

His career would start with Adelaide, who he joined through the 2008 National Draft out of Tullamarine.

After 34 games with the Crows in six season, McKernan was cut from the club before gaining a reprieve with the Bombers through the Rookie Draft.

The forward-ruck hybrid would manage 53 games with the Dons before being delisted at the end of the 2020 season.

The now-32-year-old would find a third AFL club ahead of the 2021 season, signing with St Kilda as a free agent.

McKernan would manage just the one season at Moorabbin before calling time on his career.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 28: Shaun McKernan of the Bombers celebrates a goal during the round 19 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Essendon Bombers at Metricon Stadium on July 28, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

After returning to Tullamarine for the 2022 EDFL season, where he would claim the competition's best and fairest award, Mckernan has now shifted local clubs with a move to NFL powerhouse Bundoora for the year ahead.

"The Bundoora Football Netball Club is excited to announce the signing of Shaun McKernan for the 2023 Season," a club statement reads.

"Shaun had a distinguished AFL career where he played 91 games with Adelaide, Essendon and St Kilda. In 2022, he won the Hutchinson Medal League Best & Fairest in the EDFL.

"We look forward to welcoming Shaun and his family to the Bullring."

Bundoora were home to a trio of ex-AFL names last year, with McKernan's former teammate David Zaharkis featuring for the Bulls in 2022.

Former Bulldogs and Tiger Sam Lloyd and ex-Demon Neville Jetta would also pull the boots on for Bundoora.

Lloyd will again feature for the Bulls this year, while former Essendon defender Ben McNiece joins McKernan in landing with the club for 2023.

Bundoora will also be home to highly-rated 2023 AFL Draft prospect Nate Caddy this year, with the Northern Knights talent likely to be among the best performers in the NAB League this year.

The Bulls managed a second-place finish on the NFL Division 1 ladder in 2022, falling to Heidelberg in the grand final by 15 points.