Bomber steps down from coaching role

Outgoing Irrewarra-Beeac co-coach Jaden Angus says he is looking forward to stepping back from coaching commitments once the 2019 season wraps up, with fellow co-coach Cam Parker to lead the Bombers solo next year.

Outgoing Irrewarra-Beeac co-coach Jaden Angus says he is looking forward to stepping back from coaching commitments once the 2019 season wraps up, with fellow co-coach Cam Parker to lead the Bombers solo next year.

Angus confirmed this week that he was set to step down after a year in the role, but has committed to remain with the Bombers as a player in 2020.

The champion ruckman and three-time premiership player put up his hand to help out his junior club as coach when Jason Cartwright stepped aside late last year.

But Angus said he was looking forward to having time for more things outside of football.

“I’ll be stepping down from the coaching role, and Cam will be coaching solo,” he said.

“I’ll still be playing here, but I’ve got a fair bit going on family-wise, we’ve got a farm out in Barongarook now so I just wanted to free myself up a bit, time-wise.”

Angus, who welcomed daughter Lilly into the world with wife Amy late last year, said he had been surprised by the amount of time needed to coach a Colac district league club, since taking on the role in August last year.

“There is a lot more hours in it than I initially expected,” he said.

“Spending time texting and ringing people, chasing people up, making sure they’re right to go, while keeping everyone in the right mindset.

“Plus the commitments at training and game day, and then you spend the off-season recruiting and organising pre-season training, it was pretty taxing.

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