Sport Snaps with Gus Underwood

By Kyabram Free Press

THE Kyabram District Football League won’t be courting Katandra and Tungamah Football Clubs to join its league.

At the moment, anyway.

A bid by Katandra and Tungamah to rejoin the Picola Football Netball League has been unsuccessful.

Picola League ruled both clubs would not be granted entry back to the league they left last year when the Picola League was not affiliated with AFL Goulburn Murray.

Picola League came back under the AFL Goulburn Murray banner this year.

Operations manager of the Picola League Shane Railton said the failure to comply with certain conditions by both Katandra and Tungamah in its attempt to rejoin Picola League had left his league with no option other than to knock back the requests.

Tungamah has now approached AFL Goulburn Murray to take the matter further, emphasising it hopes it supports the clubs that supported it in the break-up of the Picola League in the past two seasons which has resulted in two of its former clubs in Dookie United and Shepparton East joining the Kyabram District Football League.

Kyabram League president Fraser Kerrins said his league was adopting a ‘‘sit back and see’’ policy at the moment.

‘‘We had them in our plans when we were looking at trying to establish a second tier of competition in our league last season but under the rules you are restricted on how many times you can do this,’’ said Kerrins.

‘‘I’ll be making contact with both the Katandra and Tungamah club to keep them up to date but we won’t be getting involved at this stage.’’

A FORMER assistant coach of the club has taken on the top job at the Cobram Football Club for the 2020 Murray Football League season.

John Brunskill, a 350-gamer at senior level, takes the reins in a non-playing capacitry from Josh Noonan.

Brunskill is also a former coach of Strathmerton and spent six years as an umpire.

SHEPPARTON premiership player and Morrison Medallist Nik Rokahr is on the move again.

After playing a key role in Kyabram's only loss in four seasons in last year’s GVL grand final Rokahr played six games with Geelong’s VFL side this year. But with his nominated home club, Bell Park, in the Geelong Football League he finished runner-up in the best and fairest award.

At the moment he is a teammate of Tom Holman’s with the Southern Districts Club in the Northern Territory Football League.

ROCHESTER Football Club has lured onballer Dillon Williams back to the club for next season.

Williams, who has been with Bendigo League club Eaglehawk for the past two seasons, is the first major signing, although new coach Steve Stroobants will be a permanent fixture next season.

PICOLA Football Clubs have named new coaches for the 2020 season.

Picola has appointed dual coaches to take the reins from dual premiership coach Jon Varcoe.

Former Kyabramite Varcoe spent five seasons in charge at Picola, with five finals appearances, flags in 2016 and 20017 and a runners-up finish in 2018.

David Daniel, the league’s 2016 Pearce Medallist and assistant to Varcoe at the club, and Darby Walsh will take over.

Walsh joins Picola from GVL side Shepparton Swans and formerly played at Picola and Murchison.

Former Rochester player Brandon Byrne and Koondrook Barham’s Corey Barrington have been recruited to the club.

Tocumwal also recently announced its new coach will be Kade Rowe, replacing Dave Bate, who will run football operations for the club next season. Luke Congram, back from Mulwala, will be an assistant to Rowe.