Border-Walwa coach ready for task

NEW Border-Walwa coach Tony Brennan is unfazed by the challenge ahead of him in the Upper Murray Football Netball League this season.

Despite the Magpies winning only one match in the past two years and being on the brink of collapse 12 months ago, the Holbrook butcher is confident the club is heading in the right direction.

“We’re in a lot better shape than a year ago,” he said.

“It’s going to be small steps, but things are on the improve.

“We started training a month before Christmas and had up to 24 players on the track.

“We’re on the lookout for players, particularly a playing assistant coach, and I’m confident we will make inroads.”

Brennan has coached Holbrook reserves and thirds and the reserves at Bright.

He will take over from brothers Kade and Matt Butters who filled in at short notice last season.

President Robert Newnham said it was a relief to have a coach in place.

“Tony has some recruits in the pipeline and we will put senior and reserve grade and under 16, 13 and 10 teams on the ground,” he said.