Rumbalara's MFL coach Damian Cupido has set his sights on success in two sports this year, signing with Cricket Shepparton outfit Shepparton and Youth Club United.MATTHEW GALEA March 18, 2014 4:35am
Damian Cupido is set to make his mark on more than one sport this year.
The new Rumbalara coach is winding up for a big year in the Murray Football League, but when he is done there he will be looking to dominate Cricket Shepparton after signing with Shepparton and Youth Club United.
According to captain Josh Lawrence, the signing was announced to the club earlier in the year but was made public at the club’s presentation night last Friday.
‘‘It all sort of came about through Chris Giblin. He works for Rumbalara in some capacity and he’s on our committee too, so he’s been working pretty closely with Damian himself,’’ Lawrence said.
‘‘It just went from there; we had some talks and got him signed.’’
Lawrence said the signing was a huge coup for the club, and not just because of Cupido’s talent with the bat.
‘‘It’s big for us. Hopefully with him on board, we can use him to get us one or two other recruits,’’ Lawrence said.
‘‘He’s a top-order bat, and a handy left-arm bowler as well, which is important for us.
‘‘Just to have another big bat in the side and another experienced player is huge.’’
The signing has created quite the buzz amongst the playing group as well.
‘‘A lot of the boys are excited to have him on board, and just about everyone from A-grade has recommitted for next year,’’ Lawrence said.
‘‘That’s good for us in this rebuilding stage, and much better than this time last year where we had a lot of question makes over a few blokes in the team.
‘‘There’s still a long way to go for us, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.’’
Lawrence said that club had received good assurances about Cupido’s availability.
‘‘The only issue is with his footy commitments in the earlier stages of the season, but we’ll work that out,’’ Lawrence said.
‘‘We have the same issues with Dwain (Vidler) and myself, but we hope to get him through as much as we can.’’
Cupido was unavailable for comment.
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