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Willowburn looking to boost Colts' stocks for 2013 season

Willowburn Colts players Ben Paterson (left) and Josh Shoesmith are hopeful of working with a new coach in 2013.
Willowburn Colts players Ben Paterson (left) and Josh Shoesmith are hopeful of working with a new coach in 2013. Nev Madsen

WILLOWBURN Football Club has not long wrapped up one of its most successful recent seasons, but incoming president Derek Tuffield has already targeted a club priority for 2013.

Tuffield took over the club presidency last month following two previous three-year stints in the job and has set about his first goal of bolstering the Magpies' Colts stocks for next year.

"Our Colts have struggled a little over the last few years and we are very keen to try and address that," Tuffield said.

"To help us, we are looking for an experienced coach who is keen to teach our enthusiastic players and help develop them for the 2013 season.

"We have an acting coach in place but they will step aside when we can hopefully appoint someone full-time to the position.

"It's an area we have struggled in previously and we would certainly love to hear from anyone who thinks they might be the right person for the job.

"The Colts (16-18 years) are the future for all clubs and nurturing them is a high priority."

Willowburn's 2012 included wins in the club championship, Premier Men and Reserve Men premierships, Presidents Cups and the Winstanley Shield.

The Magpie's are also enjoying a beneficial association with the junior Garden City Raiders club.

"We have been building a good relationship with the Garden City Raiders who have around 300 juniors," Tuffield said.

"Our junior numbers are around only 50 or 60.

"Being in an older area of the city with not a lot of expansion we find we have to work doubly hard for numbers.

"So the connection with Garden City feeding into our seniors is proving to be a benefit to both our clubs."
 

Topics:  football, willowbank



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