Tanks Re-appointed Senior Coach

26 September 2011

Chris Tankard has been re-appointed senior coach for 2012 along with senior assistant coach Nick Smith.

Chris Tankard has been re-appointed senior coach for 2012 along with senior assistant coach Nick Smith. Former Old Ivanhoe and Doutta Stars Reserves coach Nick Duggan has been added to the coaching panel. As previously announced Robert Hyde will head the club's Football Development Programs overseeing the Colts and Player Development Squads as well as providing mentoring to coaches from Junior ranks through to Senior level.

The Committee voted unanimously to confirm Tankard's re-appointment late Friday enabling the announcement to be made at the clubs Presentation night. The news received resounding endorsement from players and supporters in attendance.

Paul Garth said "Chris ticked all the main boxes this year but what stood out was his ability to hold his nerve under pressure and stick to his plan. When many had written off our chances earlier in the season, he kept the players faith and was rewarded with a remarkable winning streak and a return to Premier Division"

"The club is looking forward to building on the momentum Chris, Nick and the playing group have built in 2011 and sees the appointments of Nick Duggan and Robert Hyde as significant additions to our coaching depth for 2012"

Paul Garth