Warragul senior coach Steve Kidd will step down at the end of this season. Kidd, in his fourth year at the helm at the Gulls, informed the club and players two weeks ago of his decision. He said he thought the “timing was right”. The Gulls’ seniors have made the finals once under his charge and still have hopes of making the “five” again this year. Kidd said he believes the club has taken some major steps forward in recent years. Player numbers are strong in all grades. The reserves look likely to play finals, the thirds also might and the fourths have good numbers and plenty to build on, he said. Kidd added that many of the younger players now at senior level had only played under him and he believed they would benefit from a fresh approach.


Gulls’ president Chris Blackwood said Kidd had made a great contribution and was sorry to see him leave although he understood the reasons. Blackwood added that Kidd’s notice of standing down at this time would also enable the club to move quickly in searching for a replacement. A playing coach in the 27-32 age bracket, and possibly with VFL experience, is the type of person we’ll be seeking, Blackwood said.


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