Coaches back push for video footage of games in CHFL

ROKEWOOD-CORINDHAP coach Michael Hynes has renewed calls for video footage to be taken of all Central Highlands Football League senior games.

Hynes, in his first season of a three-year deal with the Grasshoppers, said the league should look at introducing the technology across the competition.

In 2014, Rokewood-Corindhap will have all home games professionally recorded by Red Onion Creative, the company that also tapes all Ballarat league senior

matches.

Hynes said the footage cost $400 a game, which his club had been splitting with its opponents.

He said while being a great coaching tool, having vision would help clean up the competition and could be used in tribunal cases and league investigations.

“I think there’s plenty of value and benefit of having all games videod, not just as a coaching tool but also to enhance the professionalism of the league and to monitor activities undertaken on the ground,” he said.

Buninyong coach Jarrod Morgan said he would certainly back a move to introduce cameras at all grounds and even thought the Bombers could have got key player Adam Scott off a one-week suspension early in the season had footage of the incident been

available.

Former Newlyn joint coach Adam Sewell, Waubra coach Jason Allen and Rokewood-Corindhap secretary Shane Anwyl also made similar public calls last season.

League president Eddy Comelli said introducing the technology across nine games each weekend would be a big cost to the clubs and said there was no urgency in going to such measures.

He said clubs were free to record their own matches if that was what they wanted and said it was something most already

did.

tim.oconnor@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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