Former Eagles coach takes on junior role

Former Western Eagles senior coach Paul Price has joined the Colac Tigers as a junior mentor. The Tigers have indicated they will field four junior football teams in the AFL Barwon competition in 2019, after failing to field an under-17 team last year.

The Colac Tigers have been quick to snap up former Western Eagles senior coach Paul Price to coach one of the club’s four junior football teams.

The Tigers have committed to fielding four junior sides this year after failing to attract enough numbers for an under-17 team in 2018, which led to players crossing to Colac district league clubs.

But Colac junior football co-ordinator Dean Hutchinson said preliminary discussions had been positive about fielding a team in AFL Barwon’s under-13, under-15, under-17 and under-19 competitions this year.

“I think we’ll definitely have four sides, we’ve got four coaches locked in,” he said.

“We had a bit of a get-together in early December, giving the kids a chance to meet the coach and have a bit of a training run, and it was really well attended.

“We’ve basically been working on it the last 12 months to ensure that we’ve got the numbers to go ahead with four teams.

“And all the coaches have indicated numbers should be really positive this year.”

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