STAR midfielder Brett Doswell is set to join Hume league outfit Holbrook.
The Victorian and Ovens and Murray representative says he is confident Wodonga will release him from his contract so he can become a co-coach at the Brookers with former Bulldogs coach Jarrod Twitt.
“I’m going out to Holbrook,” Doswell said yesterday.
“I’m going to be a co-coach with Twitty.
“That’s what I was ready to do, get into coaching.
“The opportunity to co-coach with Twitty is too good to pass up.”
But it remains unclear whether the 28-year-old will be released from his contract at Wodonga, with Bulldogs president Richard Bence unable to be contacted last night.
It is believed Wodonga has tried several times to keep Doswell, who considered an
offer from Albury before returning to John Flower Oval for this year’s Ovens and Murray season.
The clearance king had probably his best year, earning best-afield honours in the O and M’s interleague win against the Hampden league at Visy Park, and he was a regular for the Vic 1 team at the nationals in Wagga.
The former Wagga Tigers’ star, who was appointed an assistant coach at Wodonga before the end of the 2012 season, said he explained his reasons for leaving to Wodonga officials.
“I’ve explained the reasons behind leaving and I think they’ve accepted that,” said Doswell, who finished runner-up to Tyson Gorupic in Wodonga’s best-and-fairest award.
“I had to make sure it was going to be all right that I made the move.
“Once I explained that I
was going out to coach they sort of understood that.
“I loved it there. That was the hardest thing, leaving the club.”