It is with great pleasure that the club can announce that our new senior football coach for season 2019 will be Joe Otto.

After discussions with Joe he has agreed to come on board with our great club.

Joe comes to us straight from coaching his hometown team Wickliffe / Lake Bolac to a premiership in the Mininera league. Joe has had a decorated playing and coaching career with North Ballarat Rebels & Roosters, Ballarat Swans, where he played in the 2008 BFL premiership, and lastly at Wickliffe / Lake Bolac.

We look forward to him continuing on from the good work of Troy and Steve Thoms this year.

Thomsie has also agreed to take on the role of Director of Coaching. We are sure he will provide great support to all of our coaches.

This fantastic news coincides with a few other announcements. We have been able to secure the services of Jonathan O’Brien, Todd Finco and James Thompson all from the Albion Football Club in the WRFL.

Jono will help boost our key position stocks, while Todd and James will play predominantly through the midfield and forward line. 

On the netball court, Cynna Kydd has again agreed to coach our senior netball for 2019. This is Cynna’s seventh straight year coaching at our club and is a testament to person, player and coach she is. We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Cynna’s calibre!

Lastly, GJ Gardner Homes through Rob McMaster and Wayne Jones, have agreed to continue our great partnership that has been going since 2013. It is a great show of faith from the GJ Gardner Homes team and something everyone involved with the club really appreciates. Please support them and all other club sponsors when you have the opportunity!

With all of these fantastic announcements, we are extremely well placed for the upcoming season. Go Tigers!!!