THE Korumburra-Bena Football Netball Club’s efforts to be competitive in the new West Gippsland competition continue, with club officials working extremely hard in recruiting and off field administration.
A training session on Wednesday night saw 60 members watch training, before being involved in the second ‘Culture meeting’, run by Mark Brady from ‘Culture Squared’.
Among the 40 senior players that turned up for training were returning players who have committed to the Giants, including Michael Cooke, Ash Snooks, Jasper Macri and Scott Braithwaite, along with four new recruits from the South Eastern suburbs and another five locals that the club is keeping tight-lipped about at this stage.
KBFNC vice president Andrew Newton said passionate Korumburra-Bena people were putting in countless hours every week to ensure great foundations are laid out for the club going into 2017.
“We are still in negotiations with a number of ex-local guys and we will remain tight lipped on them until the ink dries,” he said.
The club formally announced its netball and football coaches for 2017 on Wednesday night.
Christie Hillberg will once again coach the A Grade netball side.
Other coaches are Ange Williams (B Grade), Nadine Smith (C Grade), Julie and Kim Hillberg (under 17), Shelley Snooks and Alanna Besley (under 15) and Kerri Besley (under 13).
Ben McGee is the new senior football coach, while Jamie Walker will take the reins of the Reserves.
Other coaches are Neil Edwards (under 18s), Nick Besley (under 16s), Paul Whelan and Craig Walker (under 14s), Gavin Furness (under 12s) and Jamie Walker (under 10s).
The Giants also held their AGM recently, with Ross Besley reappointed as president alongside co-president Phil Huguenin.
Andrew Newton is vice president, Kylie Walker is treasurer and Sam Norrey is secretary.
Giants rebuild continues