Crawford to head La­harum

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When La­harum’s foot­ballers re­turn to ac­tion against Swifts af­ter a round-eight Hor­sham Dis­trict league bye, they will do so un­der new head coach Tom Crawford.

Crawford took over as leader of the team af­ter for­mer play­ing coach Rob­bie Miller was granted a clear­ance to Cen­tral Mur­ray Foot­ball Net­ball League club Woori­nen last week.

A La­harum of­fi­cial con­firmed Miller had re­signed as a player and coach.

“He feels like he needs to deal with some is­sues and he’s been strug­gling a bit men­tally, so he de­cided he’d take some time away from the club,” the of­fi­cial said. “This is a hard time for the club. “He wants to look af­ter him­self, and the best way for him to do that is to step down from the job.

“We still sup­port him and hope he gets things sorted out and can come back and play at La­harum.”

Miller made his de­but for Woori­nen at the weekend and was among the team’s best in a 24-point win against Bal­ranald.

He has con­nec­tions at Woori­nen, with for­mer La­harum player Todd Hey­nen and coach Mar­cus De­maria also at the club.

Crawford be­gan 2019 as Miller’s as­sis­tant at La­harum and be­comes the youngest coach in the league at 22.

La­harum pres­i­dent Tim Nagor­cka said Crawford was ready for the chal­lenge, de­scrib­ing him as a ‘more than ca­pa­ble young man’.

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