Fisher returns: Lexton senior coaching position filled

SHANE Fisher is back to complete some unfinished business at the Lexton helm.

Fisher has taken over the vacant senior coaching position left by Paul Phillips and will lead the Tigers into the new Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League season.

It will be Fisher’s third year in charge of his home club, which he led to back-to-back preliminary finals in 2011 and 2012.

Fisher takes over from Phillips – who has joined Learmonth – aiming to go one better than the Tigers’ heavy grand final defeat last campaign.

He said the senior group would be aiming for a top-four finish in 2014.

“I’m really looking forward to the challenge of coaching again. We must become better as a whole playing group as we still are a long way away from the best sides,” Fisher said.

“We have injected some real quality young recruits into the club for next year and we have secured the whole playing list bar one player, which is a great sign.

“We will become better via our commitment and also the natural improvement each year of experience brings.

“Our club and coaching panel have identified some key indicators that we can improve on and this hopefully will help secure the long term survival of our club, which at the end of the day is the number one priority.”

Fisher’s appointment is another step towards finalising the club’s coaching 

arrangement for next season.

Dave Impey will continue to lead the reserves, while Hugh Briody will guide the under-10 and under-12 sides.

In the netball, Kimberley Roberts and Rachel Phelan will serve as joint coaches of the A-grade and B-grade squads, and will work together with Sarah Fisher, who is the C-grade coach.

Jayne Briody will lead the under-13 and under-15 girls.

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