Roos announce 2019 coaches
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 email@example.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.