FORMER Adelaide Crow Will Young has been lured to Newlyn as an assistant to new senior coach and older brother Kal.
The Cats moved quickly to sign the pair following the departure of Chris Gardner and Adam Sewell from the helm, announcing the appointment this morning.
Kal, a former Sebastopol and Trentham coach, joined Newlyn early in the home and away season, playing a total of 10 senior games in the blue and white hoops this year.
Will, who played two games for Adelaide in an injury-interrupted AFL career, has returned home from overseas travel and is keen to play with his brother at the Cattery.
Newlyn vice-president Simon Dwyer said it was an exciting time for the Central Highlands Football League club.
"It was in the best interests of the club to have an early appointment just to let players, supporters and members know that we need to move on quickly from our coaches this year," Dwyer said.
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"We want the club to get back to playing finals again and hopefully this is one step towards that."
Will was drafted to the Crows, from North Ballarat Rebels, at pick 72 in the 2008 AFL national draft.