After being delisted by the North Melbourne Kangaroos not too long ago, 130-game midfielder Kayne Turner has signed on with a new team to continue his career.

Turner has agreed to terms with the Eastern Football League side Balwyn Football Club (otherwise known as the Tigers), with the club confirming his arrival on their social media pages.

The Eastern Football League is based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, and the competition was founded in 1962, 61 years ago.

Selected with Pick 25 in the 2014 Rookie Draft, Turner kicked 61 goals in 130 appearances for the North Melbourne Kangaroos at AFL level between 2014 and 2023.

A junior footballer for the Murray Bushrangers, his addition to the club comes as premiership defender Kris Pendlebury and mainstay duo Aaron Britten and Fraser Hicks have departed the Tigers.

Turner's arrival at the club will see him join former Adelaide coach and Tigers mentor Brenton Sanderson.

Sanderson spoke about his arrival and stated that Turner's former teammate, Josh Walker, played a large role in securing the 27-year-old's signature.

“It was sort of a combination of his relationship with Josh Walker … and I guess like most community clubs we're eager to keep making our list stronger,” Sanderson said via Herald Sun.

“He decided that he wasn't going to pursue his AFL career any further and didn't have any interest in dropping back a level and playing in the VFL.

“All these boys are highly sought-after – with attracting good AFL talent at community level it's always a challenge, but Balwyn's a club which has always been able to attract good players.

“We're grateful he's chosen our club.”