Swifts Football Netball Club has pieced together the last of their coaching appointments for the upcoming season.
Paul Boag will return as the under-17 football coach, while Corey Fox steps up into the main role for the under-14 football team.
Boag, having coached the team in the 2018 season and was the assistant coach in 2017 said he was up for the challenge again.
“I also coached the under-14 players in 2015-16," he said.
“I’ve seen some of the players who will play in 2019 right through their junior football career and the outcomes are really rewarding.
“They’re all good kids and to be the main coach I don’t like doing it as a one-year thing, I like to follow it on a bit.”
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Boag said the under-17 players for the 2019 season are a young group.
“To see them develop will be really good,” he said.
“That’s what we are in place to do. We’re here to develop them into senior footballers within the club.”
Fox is taking the next step from his assistant coach role in 2018 to take the lead for the new season.
“I was the assistant coach in our defeat in the grand final,” he said.
“I feel like there’s some unfinished business and I’m hoping I can get the boys to go all the way this season.”
Fox labels himself as a footy nerd.
“I just love the game,” he said.
“I have coached in the under-13 competition for a few seasons before when my son was playing.”
“This will be my first season of coaching without my son being in the team. I am looking forward to watching him play – without my coaching hat on.”
Both coaches said at the early stages of pre-season, they were happy with the numbers attending training.
“With cricket and other commitments it makes it hard,” Boag said.
“But overall I am pleased with the numbers we are getting and things are shaping up to be a great season ahead.”
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