After what has already been deemed a succesful first year at the helm, playing-coach Troy Bartlett will again lead the Rams in 2015.SHAUN CONNOR August 15, 2014 4:00am
The Deniliquin Rams have wasted no time in securing the services of playing-coach Troy Bartlett for another Murray Football League season.
Still in his first year back at the helm, Bartlett has led a young side to what will hopefully be a finals finish, and he is keen to keep the progress going.
The five-time premiership player and 200-game veteran expects to retain the entire playing list from this season.
‘‘I’m rapt to get the job again and would like to thank the club for showing faith and supporting what we are doing on and off the field,’’ Bartlett said.
‘‘I’ve been able to catch up with the majority of the list and the feedback has been very positive.
‘‘The lads have faith in the direction which we are taking and they want the club to be successful.
‘‘We will be announcing our re-signings at the end of the season but, to be honest, we don’t expect to lose anyone.’’
In a bid to be even stronger next season, Bartlett is hoping to lure some former players back to the club.
‘‘Like every year our aim is to get blokes back to play some good footy for the Rams,’’ he said.
‘‘We have our eye on quite a few players around the area and we will begin talks with them once the season is over.’’
Rams president Scott Barlow was thrilled to have Bartlett stay on as coach and said 2014 had been a fantastic year for the club.
‘‘Troy has done an incredible job with a young side and everyone is excited about the type of footy he has them playing. There’s no doubt he leads by example.
‘‘The committee is particularly pleased with the improved maturity of the group and their dedication to become involved in the running of the club.’’
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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