New Tumut Bulls First Grade Head Coach Morgan Grievas is hoping to take his side one step further next year to end the club’s recent finals disappointment.
The Bulls have appointed Grievas alongside co-coach Brad Gorman for the 2017 season.
Having played two seasons with the Bulls, Grievas is excited to take on the new role at the club.
“I really enjoyed my last two seasons playing with the Bulls, but I am excited to have the opportunity to coach again and hopefully have a successful season,” he said.
“The club and the Tumut community are filled with really great people who have made my and my wife feel very welcome.
“Having the opportunity to work with very good people is an exciting opportunity and is something to relish as it doesn’t always happen.”
Grievas has experience in coaching, having managed rugby sides at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst and also teams at school level.
The Bulls have finished in the top three for the past two seasons, but failed to capitalize on this good position in the finals, something Grievas is looking to rectify.
“We had a very successful side for the last two years, but we need to build on these successes as the club was disappointed with how we went on the finals,” he said.
“In 2017 we need to make sure we are prepared to be successful at that time of the year and that means ensuring the whole club and all grades are ready and prepared.
“Our success in finals is what we will be judged on so our challenge lies in being prepared for this mentally and physically.”
Grievas is thrilled to be coaching alongside Gorman next year and said junior development is also something they are looking to promote.
“Brad has a lot of experience playing rugby and it is going to be very exciting to work with him,” Grievas said.
“Having extra support and someone to help me form ideas can only help the team going forward.
“There is lots of young talent at the club and we need to work on making sure they continue their development.
“The club must keep bringing these guys along as they are the future foundations of the club.”
The Bulls are set to begin preseason after Australia Day before the season proper gets underway on April 8.