Ar­gall re­turns to coach the Demons in 2020

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Shan­non Ar­gall be­lieves Hor­sham District football side La­harum has a ‘re­ally good recipe’ to turn its form around as he re­turns to coach the Demons in 2020.

Ar­gall spent the past three years as an as­sis­tant coach with Wim­mera league team War­rack Ea­gles af­ter pre­vi­ously play­ing at La­harum from 2012 and coach­ing from 2014 to 2016.

He is a pre­mier­ship coach with the Demons, hav­ing guided them to a flag in 2015, and was an as­sis­tant coach for the club’s 2013 grand fi­nal vic­tory.

Among Ar­gall’s other ac­co­lades are the 2016 Del­lar Medal as the Hor­sham District league’s best and fairest and the 2013 goal-kick­ing crown.

Tom Craw­ford, who was thrust into the head coach­ing role af­ter the mid-sea­son de­par­ture of Rob­bie Miller this year, will re­turn to his for­mer po­si­tion as as­sis­tant coach in 2020.

Brett Ervin will serve as a de­vel­op­ment coach, help­ing the club’s un­der-17 play­ers tran­si­tion to se­nior ranks.

Ar­gall said both Craw­ford and Ervin would play vi­tal roles in help­ing the club re­build from a sea­son in which it won just two games and suf­fered a 312-point loss to Har­row-bal­moral.

“I’ve seen Crawf de­velop as a foot­baller from the time he was a kid,” he said.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to de­vel­op­ing his coach­ing. I’m en­thu­si­as­tic to cre­ate a cul­ture that will bring past play­ers back and I’m also go­ing to fo­cus on the de­vel­op­ment of our kids.”

Ar­gall said he had thor­oughly en­joyed his time with the Ea­gles, but felt com­pelled to leave be­cause of his strong con­nec­tion with La­harum.

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