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.’’
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