Rumbalara is hoping Goulburn Valley League experience in its coaches will draw some talented juniors to the club next year.
Levi Power has stepped into the head coaching role of the under-17s having previously been a 2014 premiership player at the club. He took the field for Shepparton this year.
He will join forces with Bears clubmate Tim Kelly who will be his assistant, with the Tatura cricket captain-coach also pulling on the boots for the senior side.
Power is looking forward to working with his good friend as he approaches his first coaching role.
‘‘We’ve been good mates for a while now and with his experience coaching Shepp Bears under-18s for a couple of years and being at a GVL club for a few years, that’s going to be invaluable for me as a first-time coach,’’ he said.
Power said the club had plenty of room for players as some top-age talents headed into senior football.
With retaining teenagers as they head into their VCE high school years always difficult, Power said there were plenty of incentives to join Rumbalara.
‘‘The club still has got a good core list that’ll be around in the new year, but we’re always looking to get new people and new young guys to the club,’’ he said.
‘‘We’ve got a partnership with the Richmond footy club and their footy academy and that’s something else we can offer in terms of pathways.
‘‘We’re just looking for any kids wanting to have a crack and kids willing to learn from guys like Tim and myself who each have a lot of experience.’’
Power is familiar with the junior talent pathway, having played with the Eastern Rangers in the TAC Cup as a teenager.
Anyone interested in finding out more about playing with Rumbalara juniors can phone Levi Power on 0421155070. An information session will be held at the club on Tuesday, November 28 at 5.30pm.