Ararat Storm search for new coach


NEW COACH NEEDED: Meghan Wik and the rest of the Ararat Storm are searching for a new coach in 2015. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI
Nanjing Night Net

ARARAT Storm Girls FootballClub is on the lookout for acoach, after both its headcoach and assistant coachtook positions with the NorthBallarat Rebels.

Will Bell and Olivia Miocic,who helped set up the club in2013, are moving on.

Storm plays in the BallaratFootball League youth girlscompetition.

Club president DavidNicholson said the club waslooking at coaching options.

‘‘We’ve got a few peopleinterested in the position butit is a bit hard because mostof the footy coaches aroundthe place are earning reasonablemoney,’’ he said.

‘‘Some of the parents havevolunteered if we can’t find acoach.

‘‘We are running into problemsbecause heaps of qualifiedpeople are alreadycoaching.’’

Mr Nicholson said hewould like to find a coach assoon as possible but was notpanicking.

‘‘We’ve got a little bit oftime because our seasonstarts a little bit later than themen’s football,’’ he said.

‘‘We’ve got options so wewon’t get to an emergencysituation, but it would bebetter to sort it out soonerrather than later.’’

Mr Nicholson said thecoach did not necessarilyhave to be from Ararat.

He said it would be preferableto recruit a female coachbut there was no issue with aman coaching the team.

Bell said he would like tokeep coaching the girls teambut no longer had the time.

‘‘I’m a development coachwith the Ballarat Goldfieldsdevelopment squad and I’mdoing some assistant coachingwith the North BallaratRebels youth girls,’’ he said.

‘‘Along with that, I amcoaching the Ararat Rats reservesteam.’’

Bell said he did not want tosee the team he helped createfall apart because it didnot have a coach.

He agreed the best situationwould be for the teamto have a female coach, withthe possibility of a parentworking as an assistant.

‘‘I’ve been chasing a fewgirls who have gone throughour system at the AraratStorm to see if they areinterested,’’ he said.

Bell said he would remaininvolved with the club andwould offer mentoring supportto any of the players ifneeded.

‘‘Unfortunately I just hadtoo much footy going on sohad to step down,’’ he said.

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