Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - LIFT OUT -

Mor­well has made an early start to its quest to move up the lad­der next sea­son with the ap­point­ment of highly cre­den­tialled De­nis Knight as non­play­ing coach for the next two years.

Af­ter a distin­guished play­ing ca­reer in the Tas­ma­nian football league and VFL with Dan­de­nong and Spring­vale, in­clud­ing in premier­ship sides, Knight has suc­cess­fully coached in Mel­bourne met­ro­pol­i­tan leagues and the Queens­land AFL.

He re­places play­ing coach Joel Soutar who ad­visede the club some time ago that he was re­lin­quish­ing the role.

Soutar took the reins dur­ing the 2016 sea­son af­ter the de­par­ture of the pre­vi­ous coach.

Mor­well will start pre-sea­son train­ing for its se­nior and ju­nior sides in Novem­ber.

Pres­i­dent Paul Spag­nolo said the club had been cast­ing its eyes around for a coach for the past two months.

He said Knight im­pressed with his record of grow­ing and de­vel­op­ing teams.

We be­lieve we have a great group of young se­nior play­ers and qual­ity ju­niors com­ing through, Spag­nolo said.

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