EAST Point has unveiled Glenn Wilkins as the coach it hopes can guide the club towards its first Ballarat Football League premiership.
Wilkins was announced as the Kangaroos new senior coach today, having been appointed at the weekend.
The highly decorated Wilkins will bring a raft of experience to the role, as well as a thorough knowledge of football in Ballarat.
He will replace Dan Jordan, who coached for the last three years but could not commit to another season due to work commitments.
Jordan will remain at the club as a player however.
Having answered an advertisement in The Courier last week, East Point were quick to snap up Wilkins once he applied.
Last involved in coaching three years ago, the 40-year-old said the lure of being involved in club football again proved too strong to resist.
A Henderson Medal winner with Sebastopol in 1996 and 2003 Redan premiership player, Wilkins has also spent time at the North Ballarat Roosters as an assistant coach, as well as being at the helm of the North Ballarat Rebels in the TAC Cup in 2009 and 2010.
He also played and coached Donald in the North Central Football League, winning a premiership in 2004 as playing coach and 2006 as a player.
"I was keen to get back into it but I wanted to know it was the right club and East Point have been not far off the mark for the last 10 years," he said.
"From a personal level I got itchy feet about five or six weeks ago. The ground is only five minutes from my house so the stars sort of aligned."
East Point bombed out of the BFL finals early this year, going down to Darley in an elimination final.
Although Wilkins said he had not seen the Kangaroos play a lot of football this year, he said he knew they were not far off the mark.
"It might just be a tweak here or there and see how it goes," he said.
"The end result is ideally a premiership but I'm not going to sit here and say 'yeah we're going to play in a premiership', it doesn't just happen.
"The hard work will start in a couple of months time."
Yet to appoint an assistant coaching panel, Wilkins said he would look to organise the off-field structures in the near future.