Cairns Saints premiership coach Nick Braybon will lead the Deni Rovers in next year's Picola & District Football League season.August 12, 2014 4:10am
The Deni Rovers have made a shock announcement that key forward Nick Braybon will return to the local area as senior playing-coach for the 2015 Picola & District Football League season.
The club made the announcement to players after Saturday’s away game to Berrigan, the side’s last for the year after winning just one game.
Braybon, the brother of Rovers ruckman Marc, will take over the role from Luke Moodie who hasn’t played since a knee reconstruction last year.
Rovers president Craig McCulloch said Moodie was contracted to the club and would stay on as assistant coach in 2015.
‘‘Silver (Moodie) approached the senior footy department a couple of months ago and said he would consider stepping aside if there was a suitable playing-coach available,’’ McCulloch said.
‘‘I couldn’t speak any higher of someone who would put the club before themselves like that.
‘‘He will also take on a bit more junior development which he did with the top age thirds kids this year.’’
Braybon, 28, coaches the Cairns Saints in the AFL Cairns competition and is a major signing for the Roos who struggled following a mass exodus of players this year.
McCulloch said the newly appointed coach makes his ruckman brother ‘‘look like a midget’’.
As a player, Braybon was a member of the NSW under-16s team before two seasons with the Murray Bushrangers in the TAC Cup in 2002-03.
After missing out on a spot on an AFL list he spent a year at Wangaratta Magpies in the Ovens & Murray Football League and then moved on to Croydon in Melbourne’s Eastern Football League for four years.
Since being named coach of the Cairns Saints in 2012, Braybon has led the side to two premierships in a row and they are second on the ladder after 15 games this year.
‘‘Nick’s a primary school teacher and is moving back this way,’’ McCulloch said.
‘‘We met with him in early July when he was here visiting family.
‘‘The club is really happy to have Nick on board and he has said it isn’t a short term thing.
‘‘We are hoping he will be coaching for at least three or four years.’’
Have you seen this person?
The Yarrawonga Pigeons A grade netball team has fallen agonisingly short of winning the 2015 Ovens and Murray Premiership against Wodonga after staging a great final quarter fightback.
There is a new police sergeant in Mooroopna and his name is Gerard Warrin.
EMERGENCY services worked to save an olive plantation as high winds whipped up flames at Torrumbarry this afternoon.
ROCHESTER Historical and Pioneer Society boasts one of the finest local history museums in country Victoria.
Bombers prepare for GVFL Grand Final
Hundreds flock to Avenel to learn a thing or three.
Tocumwal Lions Club has plans to purchase the Bowling Club site for an aged care facility, which will only happen if the merger between the Tocumwal bowls and golf clubs proceeds.
A NASTY run-in with a kangaroo on the Northern Hwy between Melbourne and Echuca has convinced one regular traveller on the road the question of a cull needs to be addressed.
Three Cobram teens have been arrested by police after they allegedly stole tractors from Cobram and Tocumwal and caused about $30 000 in damage.
Whether you fancy a flutter on the Caulfield Cup or the local cup, the Deniliquin racecourse is the place to be on Saturday, October 17.
The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) has acknowledged the completion of negotiations under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), noting modest but important gains made for the Australian dairy industry in improving access to global markets.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.