The Yarra Glen Football Netball Club is in good shape as it looks to get its 2021 season off to a good start next weekend.
Impressive numbers at training over the pre-season across its football and netball jurisdictions has the club’s sights set firmly on success this year.
After some strong recruiting over the off-season, Club President Vincent Erickson said the club is excited about what it can produce in the competition this season.
“I think (the players) are looking forward to it, we’ve had four recruits join us from other leagues so we are looking forward to seeing how that ends up,” Erickson said.
“It’s all starting to look fairly positive; we’re going to be a fairly fast and skilful team and hopefully we will be able to match it with the rest of the teams out there this season, but who knows where the year will take us.”
Joining the Pigs this season include the likes of Sam Rawnsley, Lachlan Stevenson, Liam Evans, Richard Wiles and James Whelan, all of whom will provide valuable gains for Yarra Glen in 2021.
With the side not fielding a women’s football team this season, the club will turn its attention towards their netball competitions, with four teams to take the court.
The Pigs will welcome a new netball coach this season with the highly-experienced Brent Holtham joining the club.
“He’s been really good so far,” Erickson said.
“The girls have really blended really well with him, so they are up for an exciting year.”
Looking ahead into the season, the club has high expectations, with making finals a firm goal for all its teams.
The senior men’s football side finished the 2019 season in sixth position with eight wins.
The Yarra Glen Football Netball Club will commence its assault on the 2021 season in Round 1 on Saturday 17 April against Alexandra at Yarra Glen Recreation Reserve.