Rand-Walbundrie-Walla has landed a coup by signing long-time Thurgoona assistant Lucas Mellier as coach for next season.
Mellier will take over from Myles Aalbers who led the club into two finals series during his four seasons as the Giants' inaugural coach.
"Coaching probably wasn't on my radar when I finished footy to be honest," Mellier said.
"Then Wal (Collins) called and we started talking and I went away and started looking at game plans and structures and things like that.
"The idea got into my head from there and I talked myself into it pretty quickly."
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Mellier has been an assistant-coach in seven of his 12 years at Thurgoona and filled the same role with the Murray Magpies in the Coreen and Hume leagues earlier in his career.
He will be assisted by former Yackandandah coach Liam Clayton.
"One of the major reasons I'm going out to Rand-Walbundrie-Walla is because I think the club has a great structure in place," he said.
"I'm not going to come in and change everything.
"Guys like Wal and Luke (Kohlhagen) and Myles as coach have helped pull it all together and done fantastically well and I'll be trying to build on what they have created.
"I'm really looking forward to it."
Giants' president Wal Collins believes Mellier is the ideal person to continue the work of Aalbers.
"It's great to have someone of Lucas's calibre on board," Collins said.
"He has a lot of knowledge and I think he'll help us move forward as a club.
"We've kept this year's list together and hope to add to that in the next couple of weeks."
Rand-Walbundrie-Walla finished fifth this season with ruckman Jack Duck taking out the club's best and fairest award.
It was his first season of country football after spending the previous nine years playing basketball with the Albury-Wodonga Bandits.
Duck's cousin, Chris, finished runners-up in the count.
Meanwhile, Culcairn and Lockhart are yet to appoint senior coaches.
The Lions face a fight to retain star midfielder Jye Shields who is attracting attention from at least two Border-based Ovens and Murray clubs.