DAYLESFORD’S James Evans says he will consider a progression into coaching as his playing days draw to an end.
The former captain, who has this year handed over the role to Michael Cummings, admitted it was something that would interest him down the track.
“It is probably something that I have fallen into a little bit, in terms of just the preparation on game days, stuff during the week and discussions with the coaching staff,” Evans said.
“It’s something that I have really enjoyed and I do a bit of coaching at school (Ballarat Clarendon College) with our junior footy side, so that’s something that I enjoy as well.”
The 29-year-old will have fond memories of Saturday’s elimination final against Buninyong, regardless of the result.
Evans qualifies for life membership at Daylesford when he runs out for his 200th open-age game in Bulldogs’ colours.
The key back, who has played forward at different stages of his career, has started in 197 senior games and two reserves matches for the Dogs.
“It was always a big aim of mine to play 200 games and for a club that I love,” Evans, a triple premiership player with Daylesford, said.
“I’ve never had any intentions of going anywhere else and don’t have any intentions of going anywhere else.
“I play with my mates and I think that is what footy is about. It’s about getting out there on a Saturday and having a kick around with the guys you grew up with and have know for years and years.”
The Bulldogs, which finished the home and away season eighth on the ladder, will look to keep their season alive when they take on the fifth-placed Bombers.
For the winner, a spot in a semi final awaits, while the loser can pack its bags and start preparing for season 2015.
See the full Evans interview online at thecourier.com.au