Hampden | Ex-AFL player Steven Motlop will ply his trade in Victoria this season after signing with Hampden Football League club North Warrnambool.

Motlop will join former Cats teammate and close friend Nathan Vardy, who is the senior coach of the Eagles.

North Warrnambool vice-president Shane Grundy told News Corp that it was the pair's close friendship with the coach that led to the signing.

"He's been close friends with Nathan (Vardy) since the Geelong AFL days and regularly kept in touch with him," Grundy said.

"And we've been able to sign him up this year – it's a major coup for the club and the league.

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