Coaches on the move

Sam Gibbs and Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault president Craig Carbone with new league coach John Baggetta.
Camera IconHarvey-Brunswick-Leschenault president Craig Carbone with new league coach John Baggetta. Credit: Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault Football Club

It may be the off-season, however several SWFL clubs have been busy appointing coaching staff for 2019.

Spearheading Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault at league level is John Baggetta, who replaces former West Coast and Geelong veteran Derek Hall.

Baggetta is confident the list is capable of a finals tilt and praised Hall’s role in establishing the current group.

“It’s a fairly young but forward list of players, there’s been a few years of pushing younger guys into games,” he said.

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“Derek’s done a good job, the guys have got about 60-70 games under their belt now.”

It will be a new era at reserves level, with Ryan MacIntyre stepping into the big shoes left by John Strano, who finally achieved a seemingly elusive reserves premiership this year.

In the colts, Baggetta’s league assistant Chris Kinninnmont will oversee the program, while Tristan Maslin takes over from Laura Relph as the club’s women’s coach.

Down at Tigerland, East Fremantle legend Stephen Bilcich has been appointed as the club’s colts coach.

Joining him will be Ash Cadman, who will take over from Kane Westbrook at reserves level.

At Payne Park, all men’s coaches – Jamie Nani, Dave Barbour and Troy Hollands –have been reappointed, while Jon Farr replaces Sean Creasey as women’s coach.

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