Roos an­nounce 2019 coaches

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) CLASSIES -

The Corowa Ruther­glen Roos have se­cured most of their foot­ball and net­ball coach­ing ap­point­ments for the 2019 sea­son for both ju­niors and se­niors.

Also be­low is ev­ery­thing you need to know about the club as they head into pre-sea­son and put their thoughts to­wards mak­ing their 2019 cam­paign an en­joy­able one.

Corowa Ruther­glen Ju­nior Foot­ball Club will again field three teams next sea­son, with Un­der 12s, Un­der 14s and Un­der 16s kids ready to take to John Fo­ord Oval. Greg For­est and Dar­ren Chester will be the Un­der 12s co-coaches, with Jar­rod Han­ra­han tak­ing care of the 14s. The Un­der 16s coach­ing ap­point­ments are still to be fi­nalised, how­ever Pres­i­dent Beau Long­mire and Bren­dan Ey­ers will have some sort of in­volve­ment.

“We have a re­ally good ideal of what we want to turn our young­sters into, we’re re­ally happy (with the cur­rent coach­ing ap­point­ments),” Mr Long­mire said.

Pre-sea­son for the ju­niors will start some­time dur­ing Fe­bru­ary at John Fo­ord Oval, if any­one would like to be in­volved, they are asked to con­tact Mr Long­mire on 0427 367 063.

Mr Long­mire said the ju­nior Roos are for­tu­nate enough to be play­ing in the Al­bury Wodonga Ju­nior Foot­ball League which is the “strong­est stan­dard of foot­ball you can get in the area”.

Marc Al­mond is set yet again to con­tinue at the helm of Corowa Ruther­glen Se­niors, with Scott Mont­gomery con­tin­u­ing as se­nior as­sis­tant, Jamie Al­mond an­other as­sis­tant coach and new re­cruit Ro­han Davies a play­ing-as­sis­tant. For the Re­serves, An­gus Ling­ham and Dean Druce will be the co-coaches, while Dave Melk­sham will take on the role of coach­ing the Thirds. It is still yet to be con­firmed whether the Thirds will have an­other co-coach. Pre-sea­son for the se­nior Roos will run twice a week be­gin­ning on Novem­ber 19. Play­ers keen to join are urged to con­tact Marc Al­mond on 0419 153 041.

“We are (keen to get stuck into 2019), we’ve been mak­ing re­ally good in­roads. I know a lot of the play­ers have al­ready started in­di­vid­ual pro­grams,” Mr Al­mond said.

The se­nior coach said John Fo­ord Oval is fast­be­com­ing a “re­ally good” en­vi­ron­ment for play­ers to learn and in­vest in.

“The re­sources we’re putting to­gether around the play­ers is also re­ally mod­ern and up to date – there’s sim­i­lar­i­ties with the way the VFL and higher lev­els re­view games and things like that.

“The en­vi­ron­ment we’ve cre­ated makes the play­ers feel like they’re re­ally val­ued.”

Award-win­ning net­ball coach Ge­orgie Bruce will yet again be in charge of Corowa Ruther­glen’s A Grade team next year, as well as B Grade. Kiara McLean will be­come the B Grade as­sis­tant coach and noth­ing has yet been con­firmed for the club’s C Grade team. Pre-sea­son starts in the first week of Novem­ber and will end in early De­cem­ber – play­ers are asked to keep an eye on the club Face­book page for more de­tails. Ms Bruce said it is gen­er­ally open to ev­ery­one, will pro­vide gen­eral fit­ness, fun and a great ex­cuse to catch up and get to­gether with friends.

Un­der 16 tri­als are on Oc­to­ber 30, Novem­ber 1, Novem­ber 6 and Novem­ber 8, with regis­tra­tion de­tails to be found via Face­book now. Al­ter­na­tively, you can con­tact Ge­orgie Bruce on 0438 458 210 or mgoak­bank@gmail.com.

Ms Bruce said they are run­ning their Ju­nior De­vel­op­ment Rook­ies team again – this is open to all play­ers af­fil­i­ated with any club or those girls who want to just get a game of ‘netty’. Any­one wish­ing to play with the rook­ies are asked to at­tend the 16 and un­der tri­als. Pre-sea­son starts in mid-Jan­uary, with in­for­ma­tion to also be posted on the club’s Face­book page. Se­nior net­ball tri­als will be held at the start of Fe­bru­ary.

Held in Al­bury at Lau­ren Jack­son sta­dium on Oc­to­ber 20. It has been well sup­ported this year with the Roos hop­ing to en­ter five teams this sea­son.

Corowa Ruther­glen’s Fam­ily Fun Day will be held this year on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 28. The club is also of­fer­ing a ju­nior footy and net­ball clinic to boys and girls aged be­tween five and 16. All fam­ily mem­bers are in­vited to come along for the day, which starts at 11am and fin­ishes at around 1pm. To reg­is­ter for your child to par­take in the clinic, head to the club’s Face­book page where a regis­tra­tion link can be found. The cost is $10 per clinic par­tic­i­pant or $20 for fam­ily (two-plus chil­dren par­tic­i­pat­ing in a clinic). There will also be face-paint­ing, a jump­ing cas­tle free of charge, drinks and a gold coin BBQ. Coaches will be there for a chat as will rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the lo­cal Aus­kick and Net­setgo. All par­tic­i­pants need to reg­is­ter be­fore the day, with money to be paid on the day.

Se­nior Net­ball Swan Clas­sic Tour­na­ment

Some of Corowa Ruther­glen’s con­firmed coach­ing ap­point­ments for the 2019 sea­son, in­clud­ing new re­cruit Ro­han Davies (se­niors play­ing as­sis­tant), ju­nior club pres­i­dent Beau Long­mire, Craig Tafft and Un­der 12s co-coaches Greg For­est and Dar­ren Chester.

Marc Al­mond will re­sume as coach of the Corowa Ruther­glen se­niors in 2019.

Ge­orgie Bruce, AFL north-east bor­der net­ball coach of the year, will coach Corowa Ruther­glen’s A Grade and B Grade net­ball teams next sea­son and is look­ing for­ward to the task.

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