Outgoing Horsham Saints coach Luke Fisher has signed with Minyip-Murtoa for 2020.
Fisher headlines a list of five new Burras' recruits, none of which are travelling players.
Fisher cited a new job and personal reasons for his move to the reigning premiers.
"I was appointed as the permanent principal at Minyip Primary School a couple of weeks ago. I think it's pretty important in a small town to give some input back to the community," Fisher said.
"(Joining the club) gives me an opportunity to build relationships with families and community members away from the school, which is massively important in a small town."
Fisher said it was a "very tough decision" to leave the Horsham Saints after three seasons as a playing-coach.
"We've built some really good relationships, and that's probably the hardest part to leave," Fisher said.
"I have no real reason to leave the Saints; it was purely a personal decision for me.
"People have been really supportive, which goes to show the character of the people around. They know why I've made the decision.
"It will be hard to run out against them, of course, but in a way it's a fresh start for me."
Burras president Scott Arnold said signing Fisher was a boost not only to the football team, but to the communities of Minyip and Murtoa.
"We're rapt as a sporting club," Mr Arnold said. "To have the principal of a local school at the footy club, as a role model for our juniors, is really fantastic.
"I'm sure it has certainly been a tough decision for him ... but we're really excited to have him on board."
Burras' coach John Delahunty echoed Arnold's thoughts.
"It is a really strong get for us from a football perspective - true rovers like him are hard to come by," Delahunty said.
"He's obviously someone who really knows how to play the game, and having a local teacher playing means a lot to our club."
Joining Fisher in signing for the Burras are four other local players.
Daniel Schache returns to the club after four seasons at Kalkee in the Horsham District league, and former Burra junior Lachie Johns is also returning after one season away.
Brothers Caleb and Zac Leith have also signed on, crossing from Donald in the North Central Football League.
Delahunty said the club was pleased to be signing local talent.
"Having locals that can train with us is really important," he said.
"That's a bit of an issue with country clubs. We're all battling with numbers, so to have a mix of local and travelling players really helps our club training wise."
Delahunty said "90 per cent" of the premiership-winning playing list had re-signed for 2020, with only a few weighing up personal reasons before making a decision.
"I feel like we're in a very strong position," Delahunty said.
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