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KARL Norman’s future at Wangaratta Rovers is up in the air.
Hawks’ coach Paul Maher has revealed his star utility is yet to re-commit to the club and could still be a fortnight away from a decision.
A number of district clubs, from the neighbouring Ovens and King and Tallangatta and District leagues, are understood to be courting the former Carlton player.
Maher dismissed rumours suggesting Norman had walked out on the Hawks and said he was still hopeful of keeping the Ovens and Murray star at the club.
“Look, Karl is considering what he wants to do with his footy over the next 12 months and we’ll leave that in his hands,” Maher said.
“We’d love him to be with us but he’s still weighing things up.”
“He certainly hasn’t committed anywhere else, I can tell you that.
“We trust he’ll do what’s best for him and the club and he’s promised us we’ll be the first to know when he comes to that decision.”
Norman’s departure would be a savage blow to the Hawks as they look to take the next step after preliminary and semi- final exits over the past two years.
One player the Hawks will certainly be without for most of next season is Dan McCullough after the livewire forward told the club he plans to travel overseas next year.
McCullough, who has booted 65 goals for the Hawks over the past two years, may return late next season.
“We’d love to get him back,” Maher said.
“He’ll probably do a bit of the pre-season with us before he goes.”
In positive news, Maher confirmed the Hawks were chasing top-line key position players from the VFL.
Maher, who replaced Mick Caruso at the helm of the club this month, said he was happy with the club’s midfield brigade.
“Now we just want to develop some size,” he said.
“We want to shore up that spine.
“We’ve got Tyson (Hartwig) and Aaron Murray at either end and a centre-half-back and centre-half-forward to compliment those guys would be nice.”