Jake Veide reboots for 2019!
South Adelaide cult hero Jake Veide is returning to Noarlunga.
After stepping away from SANFL football in 2017, the man affectionately dubbed 'The Robot' will look to add to his 114 games with the Panthers in 2019.
"We are super excited to welcome Jake back to the club," said South Adelaide Senior Coach Jarrad Wright.
"A year away from the State league has allowed his body to recover to a point he feels comfortable that he can return and impact games.
"Jake's an experienced campaigner, admired by many for his professionalism and dedication to his craft.
"We look forward to seeing what he can add to our group moving forward."
Veide made his League debut in 2009 against the Gowan brothers-led Bulldogs under then coach Clay Sampson and soon established himself as a valuable cog in the Panthers engine room.
A hard-running, physical presence around the ground, Jake flourished under the tutelage of Brad Gotch, claiming the 2014 Most Improved Player award.
In 2016 his perseverance and determination was rewarded as he played his long-awaited 100th SANFL game after overcoming surgeries on his hip, shoulder, knee and twice on a broken leg through the first eight years of his career.
This season Veide returned to country football, lining up for Mount Compass in the Great Southern Football League and earning selection in the Team of the Year.
However, after a year away he has decided to give SANFL football at his beloved Panthers another crack.
The club welcomes Jake back into the fold and looks forward to seeing his iconic number 62 guernsey in action once again.
2009 - 2017
Most Improved Player - 2014
100 game player
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