From The Moreland Leader
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New Coburg Football Club VFL coach Leigh Adams at Coburg City Oval. Picture: Hamish Blair
Leigh Adams ready to make his mark as Coburg’s VFL coach following career at AFL level
BORN in a Coburg premiership year of 1988, new coach Leigh ‘Patch’ Adams has been given the task of lifting the Lions back up the VFL ladder.
Fresh from leading unheralded South Croydon to a remarkable Eastern Football League Division 1 premiership, Adams replaces legendary coach Peter German, who was in charge for four years after Coburg’s return to a stand-alone club.
Leigh Adams looks to fire off a handball during his days at North Melbourne. Picture: Michael Klein.
The former North Melbourne player, who booted 72 goals from 104 games over eight years, retired from AFL in 2015 after a series of concussions.
Adams was “absolutely rapt” to earn a two-year contract with Coburg, with the challenge ahead the most appealing aspect.
“I’ve always wanted to take my coaching as far as I possibly could,” Adams said.
“The challenge of a VFL club is a huge acknowledgment for me. I’m under no illusions it will be an easy job, but I am looking forward to getting stuck in, challenging myself and my coaching philosophies on what I think will work and seeing the outcome at the end of it.
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MORE than a year on, Craig McRae remembers the loss acutely. It was accompanied by the beating of drums on the Frankston hill.
The Brisbane premiership star was three games into his role as Richmond’s VFL coach when the Tigers were toppled by the Dolphins.
It was Round 3 of 2016. Frankston failed to win a match in 2015; its most recent success had been in July, 2014.
“We did it!’’ timekeeper Michael Robinson fizzed on social media after the Dollies came from 29 points down at quarter time to win by 13.
McRae regards the match as a pivotal moment in Richmond’s rise in the VFL.
From defeat emerged a resolve to get better.
“It was their (Frankston’s) first win in, I’m not sure how long,’’ McRae was saying at the VFL grand final press conference at Carlton on Wednesday.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24 at Etihad Stadium
VFL Women's Grand Final
Diamond Creek vs Darebin at 12noon
VFL Grand Final
Port Melbourne vs Richmond at 3pm
TAC Cup Grand Final
Geelong Falcons vs Sandringham Dragons at 7:35pm
From the Stawell Times
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UPDATE, 4.45pm: North Ballarat chairman John Nevett plans to address the media tomorrow morning.
When contacted by The Courier, Nevett said the announcement was still being analysed and he needed to meet with the club board.
He was unwilling to make any further comment at this stage.
EARLIER: Ballarat will be without a Victorian Football League team next year.
AFL Victoria on Thursday informed the North Ballarat Roosters it would not be renewing their VFL licence for 2018.