Eagles eye a fresh start
NEW Norfolk Football Club’s men’s and women’s senior teams will have new leaders taking charge from next season, as the club embarks on a new direction.
Following a disappointing season for the senior side, which saw it miss the finals, the club has appointed last season’s captain Josh Clifford as senior coach to help return the club to the success that saw it claim last year’s SFL premiership.
Club president Sally Coleman said Clifford, who takes over from 2018 coach Jeremy Parker, was the right person to lead the club into the future.
“Josh has been with the club for around a decade, he’s lead from the front as captain, and was coach of our underage kids,” she said.
“We’re entering into an exciting new era and Josh will have different ideas and bring more young people into the club.”
Clifford said he was excited by the task of taking on the top job.
“It will certainly be a challenge,” he said.
“Obviously there was no finals for us this year, and I’ve learned having been around the club for 10 years that missing out on finals is never nice. I don’t expect all that much to change, we’ll have structures in place as always. We’re really looking forward to investing in our juniors and hopefully bringing a new pool of talent into the club.”
Ms Coleman said the appointment of David Kube as women’s coach for 2019 would bring about a new positive direction for the women’s side.
Adam Saville has also been announced as senior assistant coach ahead of next season. Reserves coach Corey Ransley and colts coach Paul Clark will lead their respective sides in 2019.
NEW DIRECTION: New Norfolk football coaches, from left, David Kube, Corey Ransley, Paul Clark, Adam Savill and Joshua Clifford.