Evans Head’s Aaron Scells in action in the 2009 NRRRL season.
Evans Head’s Aaron Scells in action in the 2009 NRRRL season. David Neilsen

Bombers on lookout for new coach

EVANS HEAD Bombers is on the lookout for new coaches as its pre-season training fast approaches.

After narrowly avoiding the wooden spoon last season, the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League (NRRRL) club’s football manager Brad Mayes said the Bombers first grade side will be a lot better off next season with experienced gained in the last.

But first the club must fill in a couple of positions.

Mayes said there were a couple of lower-grade coaches who indicated they would step aside so the hunt is on for ‘anyone interested and who have had experience with rugby league’.

“They don’t have to be fully qualified coaches, and there is a one-day program available to become qualified,” Mayes said.

To apply, Mayes said the prospective coaches needed to express their interest in the position, and also include a bit about their background and what they are able to bring to the club in their application.

“We are looking for people who are interested in being part of a progressive club,” Mayes said.

While the role won’t be too tough, Mayes said previous coaches had ‘set a high standard’.

“The reserves won last year, and the under-18s made it to the semis,” he said.

Mayes also said first grade coach Damian Bryant is expected to stay, after steering the new side through the competition for the first time last season.

“We had the youngest first grade team in the comp last season, with probably only three guys who had played first grade before, and it was Damian’s first time as a first grade coach,” Mayes said.

“We’re happy with the job he’s done, and he’ll still have some assistance from assistant coach Adam Mayes.”In addition to their hunt for coaches, Mayes said the club was also looking for new players.

“We are really keen to attract some experienced players to the club,” he said.

“We have a good junior base and some good under-18s coming through, and more experienced players will really benefit the younger players.”

Mayes said training for the next season begins in the new year, ready for the NRRRL 2010 season which begins in May.

To apply for a coaching position, send your application to 22 Bottlebrush Crescent, Evans Head, NSW 2473. Applications close on December 18.



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