Si­braa to coach fourths

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Ex­pe­ri­enced ju­nior footy men­tor Jim ‘Stumpy’ Si­braa has been ap­pointed as the Blighty fourths coach for the 2017 Pi­cola League sea­son.

Si­braa has coached over a long pe­riod of time, lead­ing the Ber­ri­gan, Fin­ley and Blighty thirds at dif­fer­ent stages in his ca­reer.

He also coached the Blighty sec­onds in the early 1990s, with the club win­ning the flag in 1992.

‘‘Blighty’s al­ways been a club I’ve loved,’’ Si­braa said.

‘‘Blighty has good kids and I’m glad I can play a role in their footy life. I like see­ing the kids de­velop their game. I want to be able to help them to be not only bet­ter play­ers but bet­ter peo­ple.

‘‘My am­bi­tion is to look after th­ese young blokes and to also teach them to be re­spect­ful and dis­ci­plined.’’

Si­braa will be work­ing closely with thirds coach and se­nior player Kyel Bain on ju­nior de­vel­op­ment, which is some­thing he is ‘‘look­ing for­ward to’’.

‘‘Kyel was ac­tu­ally the mas­cot for the ‘92 premier­ship re­serves team so I’ve known him for a long time,’’ he said.

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