WRFL: Anthony Eames re-signs as Spotswood coach for 2021

July 1, 20200

Spotswood has wasted no time deciding who will lead it in 2021 after the Western Region Football League season was cancelled.


Spotswood has locked in Anthony Eames for another season as it looks to return to the big stage.

The JJ Liston Trophy winner took charge of the Western Region Football League Division 1 outfit in 2017 and the Woodsmen were desperate to take the field this year before the senior campaign was called off.

Eames said he had “no hesitation” in re-signing at the club he has steered to finals in each season of his tenure.

“For both of us, it’s a great fit,” Eames said.

Spotty’s the club I played my juniors at, it’s the club I played my first senior footy at and I’m still mates with a lot of people from that era of playing junior footy.

“It’s an environment I’m comfortable in and the club, the board and myself, there’s synergy in the way we go about it, with our women’s footy, our netball. Everyone’s on the same page.

“It’s hard to get players to commit to playing again next year if I’m not committed.”

Eames said he would look to give his players a break in coming months after they endured “the longest pre-season they’ve ever had” amid the coronavirus crisis.

Some senior players will continue to train once a week alongside the club’s under-18 players, who could take part in an ‘opt-in’ modified season.

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