Kyabram Free Press


- By Gus Underwood

Four-time premiershi­p player Tom Holman heads a list of players committed to donning the Kyabram Football Club jumper in 2020.

Holman has been playing with Heathcote League club Lockington Bamawm, which were the undefeated minor premiers this year when the season was cancelled.

Holman joins ruckman Jake Reeves and possibly Luke Morris as players returning to the club after savouring the 2019 Bombers’ GVL premiershi­p win under coach Paul Newman.

Newman is taking the club’s coaching reins again after a two-year break.

Power forward Brad Mangan will also be regarded as a recruit after an ACL tear ended his season early this year.

Other Kyabram 2019 premiershi­p players to commit to play with the club next season are ruckman Zac Norris, Lachie Smith, Kyle Mueller, Josh Dillon, Hayden Gemmill, Brad Whitford and Riley Ironside, while Cade Mueller and Jarryd Pertzel are also ready to go again.

This year’s new recruits in Zac Keogh, Kaine Herbert, Nic Denahy and Jake Parkinson will also line up again and Girgarre coach Billy Barnes will be a new face as an assistant playing coach with Lachie Smith.

The strong contingent of emerging young players in Aidan Robinson, Cooper Vick, Mitch Gugliotti, Liam Dillon, Tom Burnett and Sam Langley have committed again, along with Anthony Depasquale when available. All played seniors football this season.

Kyabram is also hoping another former star will return with other Kyabram premiershi­p players Nick Coulstock and Echuca-based players Tom and Jack Sheldon and Axel Childs still weighing up their futures.

This year’s co-coach Brad Edwards and premiershi­p captain Josh Vick also have not made a commitment as yet.

Newman said to lock in so many players so early was a great start for next season.

"It’s great to get so many players committed so early so you know what you’ve got and where you are going into a new season," he said.

 ??  ?? Back on deck: Tom Holman.
Back on deck: Tom Holman.

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