Search begins for new coaches to lead the Cowra AFL Blues

Former Cowra Blues player Simon Treloar contests the ball during a game for Goulburn against ANU.
Former Cowra Blues player Simon Treloar contests the ball during a game for Goulburn against ANU.

The Cowra Blues are gearing up for the 2019 footy season and looking for coaches.

All coaching positions are currently vacant with anyone interested in taking on these roles invited to submit an application.

The club hopes to field teams in Senior Mens, Senior Womens, Under 14s and Under 12s, Youth Girls, and possibly Under 17s boys as well.

The Auskick program is also looking for an enthusiastic parent to take on this very rewarding role.

Applications can be forwarded to admin@cowrablues.com.au or PO Box 488, Cowra.

Applicants will require a Level 1 accreditation but this can be achieved during the season, with an online course now available which has streamlined the process considerably.

Applications close at the close of business on Monday, December 17.

Training

Training has commenced on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 6pm at River Park.

All new and existing players in all grades, including juniors are encouraged to attend to work on some pre-season fitness.

President Chris Day is feeling confident as the season looms, with a number of players already having signed up for the 2019 season.

“Team sport has to involve a commitment and this season we hope to have all players sign a contract to state their commitment to the footy club,” Day said.

“The signs so far are good with plenty of interest being shown to get a senior’s mens team back on the park,” he added.

Keep up to date on the club’s Facebook page ‘CowraBluesAFL’.

Former Players in the News

James McCormack has won the TA Wharton Medal for Best and Fairest in the ACT-AFL in the Rising Stars competition.

James plays for the Eastlakes Demons in the Canberra League and just missed out on a Grand Final berth in the recent finals series, narrowly beaten by Ainslie who went on to win the competition.

James played over 100 games for the Blues in Under 12s and 14s, before moving to Canberra.

He won the 2011 and 2012 Under 12s club Best and  Fairest, also taking out the 2012 Under 14s medal.

He also won the Eastlakes club’s 2018 Guy Cannon Medal as best player this season.

Simon Treloar playing for the Goulburn Swans also won his competition’s Best and Fairest medal in Canberra Mens Division 4.

Simon has racked up well over 100 games for the Swans, which similarly bowed out in the Preliminary Final.

The Treloars, including father Paul, and brothers Robert and Sam racked up over 200 games in total for the Blues.

Simon also took out his club Best and Fairest at their recent Presentation Night.

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