OSBORNE premiership mentor Daniel McAlister has been appointed Hume league coach for its interleague showdown against the Tallangatta league at the Albury Sportsground on May 25.
McAlister replaces Marc Almond and will have Jarrod Twitt and possibly Jamarl O’Sullivan as his deputies.
“Twitty (Jarrod) has committed and I’m just waiting for confirmation from Jamarl,” McAlister said.
“But if I can get both of them I think we will be in good shape.”
McAlister said he jumped at the opportunity to coach.
“I was pretty rapt to be honest,” he said.
“I don’t how far my coaching will take me but to get to coach the best players in the league is a step up.”
The former Essendon, Wodonga Raiders and Albury player said he was passionate about reclaiming the interleague crown after the Tallangatta league scored an 11-point win last year.
“I had a fair bit to do with the interleague side last year without having an official role,” he said.
“I went and watched the match and was keen for the boys to put up a good showing, which they did.
“When you looked at the side I felt for Marc and feel he wasn’t supported by player availability as well as he could have been.
“It’s not up to me to rant and rave but I think the Hume league needs to address ways to ensure we can put the best possible side out there.
“I think the Hume league is a great league and has some talented players and it would be terrific to showcase that against a rival league.
“I just hope both leagues can pick as close to possible their best sides and see who can claim the bragging rights.”