Coaches on the move

South Western Times - - Classifieds -

It may be the off-sea­son, how­ever sev­eral SWFL clubs have been busy ap­point­ing coach­ing staff for 2019.

Spear­head­ing Har­vey-Brunswick-Leschenault at league level is John Baggetta, who re­places for­mer West Coast and Gee­long vet­eran Derek Hall.

Baggetta is con­fi­dent the list is ca­pa­ble of a fi­nals tilt and praised Hall’s role in es­tab­lish­ing the cur­rent group.

“It’s a fairly young but for­ward list of play­ers, there’s been a few years of push­ing younger guys into games,” he said.

“Derek’s done a good job, the guys have got about 60-70 games un­der their belt now.”

It will be a new era at re­serves level, with Ryan MacIn­tyre step­ping into the big shoes left by John Strano, who fi­nally achieved a seem­ingly elu­sive re­serves pre­mier­ship this year.

In the colts, Baggetta’s league as­sis­tant Chris Kin­nin­n­mont will over­see the pro­gram, while Tris­tan Maslin takes over from Laura Relph as the club’s women’s coach.

Down at Tiger­land, East Fre­man­tle leg­end Stephen Bil­cich has been ap­pointed as the club’s colts coach.

Join­ing him will be Ash Cad­man, who will take over from Kane West­brook at re­serves level.

At Payne Park, all men’s coaches – Jamie Nani, Dave Bar­bour and Troy Hol­lands –have been reap­pointed, while Jon Farr re­places Sean Creasey as women’s coach.

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