The Tumut Bulls have announced coaches for three grades in 2017, with the women’s 7-a-side coach yet to be confirmed.
First grade coaches will be Morgan Grievas and Brad Gorman.
Second grade will be coached by Jock Mason and Matt Chapman, and third grade coaches will be Ben Skeers and Daniel Mech
Bull president Will Reynolds said the club is happy with the appointments.
“We think that they can do the job and take us to the next level,” Reynolds said.
It’s an unusual setup with dual coaches across the three grades, but Reynolds says two coaches will only benefit each team.
“The coaches actually paired up in teams themselves and decided they would do it together,” Reynolds said.
“It wasn’t the committee that decided it, the applicants chose to do it this way, and I guess two heads are always better than one.”
The only side without a coach is the Bullettes, and Reynolds said that position will be dealt with after Christmas.
With three out of the four teams having their coaches finalised, it will allow the Bulls to begin preparation for the 2017 SIRU season.
“This means that we can get our 2017 season underway and let these coaches do their thing and develop a team that will get us through the finals,” Reynolds said.
Reynolds also provided a brief update on the Jarrah Oval surface upgrade.
“The ground upgrade is moving along, everything is on track at the moment, and we should have everything completed by Christmas, and then all we need to do is water it and let the grass grow.”