Hawks appoint former mentor

Former Apollo Bay coach Stacey Wilson will return to lead the Hawks in their return to Colac District Netball Association’s top-grade competition in 2017.

Committed Apollo Bay netball official Stacey Wilson will coach the Hawks on their return to Colac district’s top-grade competition in 2017.

Wilson has led a charge for the coastal club to play A Grade netball again after a player shortage forced the Bay to sit out the 2016 season.

The former A Grade mentor, who last coached in 2012, is also vice-president of the newly formed Apollo Bay Football Netball Club.

The seaside town’s footballers and netballers have both played as the Hawks in the Colac district league, but functioned as separate clubs with their own committees until the two sports joined forces late last year.

Wilson said she was excited about the challenge of coaching again entering a historic season of football and netball at Apollo Bay.

“After last year I thought it was about time I stepped up and did something again,” she said.

“And I love it, I love organising things as crazy as it can be, and this year’s pretty special because we’ve joined forces with the footballers.

“There are going to be big changes this year with the way that we’re presented with uniforms and sponsorship deals, it’s just a really exciting time to be a part of the club.”

Wilson said the Hawks would have more of an idea of their 2017 A Grade squad when training started next week.

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