Ex-Roo puts Cobden in finals mix

New Cobden coach Nadine McNamara is fighting to keep the club in the five with three games remaining.

New Cobden coach Nadine McNamara is fighting to keep the club in the five with three games remaining.

South Colac netball product Nadine McNamara says she is thrilled to return Cobden to the finals mix in her first season leading the Bombers.

The fifth-placed Bombers are in a battle with rival Hampden league teams between fourth and seventh to secure a spot in the top five with three games remaining.

McNamara said she was delighted to lift Cobden off the bottom of the ladder during her first senior coaching stint.

The 2015 Roos premiership player crossed from the Colac district league to the Hampden league club this season with the aim to coach Cobden to more wins than its sole victory in 2015.

“We did that in the first couple of rounds,” McNamara said.

“That was really pleasing and we started to set ourselves new goals, obviously push for finals and be a bit more competitive throughout the season.

“We’ve got ourselves in a fantastic position at the moment.”

McNamara said coaching came with its challenges and she was fortunate she had an assistant coach, Janelle Smith.

“Being a first-year senior coach has had its challenges but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it so far,” she said.

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