GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 02: Jordan Murdoch of the Cats handballs during the round 11 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Geelong Cats at Metricon Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Former Geelong and Gold Coast utility Jordan Murdoch has returned to his junior SANFL side Glenelg for the 2022 season.

Murdoch first moved to Kardinia Park in 2011, joining the Cats with the 48th overall selection in the National Draft from the Tigers following an impressive campaign with at the Bay.

The 29-year-old played 108 games in the hoops before venturing to Queensland in 2018, where he represented the Suns across 14 games in three years with the club.

After announcing his retirement from the AFL in August, Murdoch has now looked to make a return to South Australia, linking back up with Glenelg.

The Tigers managed a grand final finish this year, falling at the last hurdle to the Woodville-West Torrens.

Speaking on his return to the Bay, Murdoch expressed his excitement in pulling on the black and gold.

β€œI can’t wait to get started and give back to the club that gave me such a great opportunity,” he said.

In other SANFL moves this week, former Blue Sam Ramsay has joined South Adelaide for next season, was cut Lions tall Connor Ballenden has joined Woodville-West.

Heading across to the western border, premiership West Coast midfielder Mark Hutchings has returned to West Perth.

The 30-year-old brings 120 games of AFL experience to HBF Arena in a return to the Falcons' squad.

A former premiership player with West Perth, Hutchings also lays claim as a best and fairest winner, Simpson medallist and runner-up in the Sandover Medal during his previous tenure with the Falcons.

Hutchings joins former Eagles teammate Ben Johnson in heading to West Perth for 2022, while the likes of Jarrod Cameron (Swan Districts) and Brandon Ah Chee (South Fremantle) are also among the departed West Coast crop to make WAFL returns.