THE hunt is already on for Central Highlands Football League to replace inter-league coach Shane Skontra.
Skontra, who has been the winning coach in the last two seasons since the CHFL re-entered the AFL Victoria interleague competition, has taken up a coaching position in the Ballarat Football League.
He will step down from the helm of the CHFL, leaving the door ajar for a replacement.
League captain Adam Sewell will also quit his post as he too moves to Ballarat next year. Skontra and Sewell formed a formidable duo for the past two years in the CHFL interleague, leaving a 100-per-cent winning record behind from their two years together. League president Eddy Comelli said the league would advertise for a replacement coach in the near future.
“Shane was a great coach, he had an unblemished two from two record,” Comelli said.
“He was very familiar with the league and knew a lot about it. Obviously that is the sort of person we would be after again.”
Comelli said the league would soon begin scouring the region for another coach.
“Outside of the AFL we have the biggest league in Victoria so we have a fair area to choose from,” he said. “It would be ideal to have someone from within the league but we will have to wait and see who puts their hand up.”