STAR midfielder Brett Doswell has re-signed with Holbrook.
In a boost to the Brookers’ chances of remaining a finals force, Doswell will once again co-coach the club next season alongside Jarrod Twitt.
In a three-year deal, Doswell will then coach outright in 2015 with the option of the 2016 season.
Doswell joined the Brookers this season from Wodonga after a decorated career with Wagga Tigers and the Bulldogs.
The Victorian Country and Ovens and Murray representative said it was an easy decision to recommit to the Brookers.
“I’ve really enjoyed this season and it’s exciting to be at the club with the amount of young local talent coming through the ranks,” Doswell said.
“The big positive this season is the development of the young blokes.
“Most of our list is under 22 and they are happy to recommit for next year, so the future looks bright.
“Blokes like Dylan Fairall, Tom Keogh, Hayden Wishart, Luke Carman and Andrew Mackinlay have all showed some promising signs and will only get better with the experience.”
Doswell enjoyed an outstanding season to finish runner-up in the club’s best and fairest behind Twitt.
Livewire Jim Grills came third.
Holbrook clash with perennial powerhouse Osborne at Walbundrie on Sunday with the winner to advance to the preliminary final.
Brookers vice-president Wes Black said the club was thrilled to secure Doswell to a long-term deal.
“We are very excited to have Brett on board for the next three years, especially the way he played on Saturday and his proven ability to perform on the big stage,” Black said.
“With such a young list we need a few experienced players to complement their ability.”