The 2024 VFL season is right around the corner, with all 21 clubs heading to the drawing board over the recent off-season to better their list in the hope of making a play for the premiership.

Port Melbourne have been one of the busiest clubs since Gold Coast's flag win, signing ten ex-AFL names ahead of their new campaign, while Williamstown have found success in their player pursuits after losing a pair of star defenders to the top flight.

Some affiliate VFL clubs are set to gain a big boost this year with their linked AFL clubs adding top league talent to their list, with the likes of Shaun Mannagh (Geelong), Marty Hore (Casey), Lachie Sullivan (Collingwood) and Sam Clohesy (Gold Coast) all set to feature in the VFL this year with new clubs.

Outside of the AFL-listed additions, we've predicted ten of the top VFL recruits for the 2024 season, with the Seagulls leading the way with three selections in our list.

2. Ryley Stoddart (Williamstown)

The former Sydney-listed defender has made the move to the Seagulls after a stellar 2023 season at Frankston that saw him average 26.1 disposals (74.8% efficiency), 6.1 marks, 5.4 intercepts and 5.4 rebound 50s per game.

Stoddart was among the top names to miss out on a Mid-Season Draft spot last May and will be hoping to strengthen his prospects with a move to DSV Stadium this year.

The 24-year-old is one of several star recruits for coach Justin Plapp, who will need to bolster his backline after the departures of Marty Hore and Oscar McDonald via AFL delisted free agency.

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