ALL signs point to a greatly improved Yarram Football Club next season.
The Demons recently revealed they had secured one of the club's favourite sons, Griffin Underwood, as playing coach for the next two years.
The star midfielder last played for Yarram in 2007, when the Demons won the Alberton league flag under the leadership of Underwood's brother, Ryan.
Since leaving the Demons, Underwood has lined up for Belconnen in the ACT, Box Hill Hawks and, most recently, Broadbeach in Queensland.
While at Belconnen, he represented the ACT in the 2008 Australian Country Football Championships at Shepparton and took out the prestigious player of the carnival award.
He also played for the ACT in the 2010 carnival at Canberra.
Yarram co-president Anthony Rodaughan said Underwood's appointment had generated plenty of positive energy at the club.
"He is an elite player and his experience in high grade football will certainly benefit our club,'' Rodaughan said.
"His professionalism and understanding of the demands required to play top footy will be great for the club, especially our young, developing players.
"It is hoped Griff's appointment will be the catalyst for other premiership players to return home.''
Brother Ryan is also a chance to return to the Demons, Rodaughan said.
"Griffin's family is Yarram Football Club royalty.
"His grandma is a life member and his dad a premiership player - 220 games plus and a committee man, not to mention Ryan, our last premiership coach.''
The Demons made the preliminary final the year after its 2007 premiership triumph and were knocked out in the semi finals in 2009.
The club has finished ninth in the past three seasons.