Allansford confirms new deal for coach Ben Price following win over East Warrnambool

New deal: Allansford coach Ben Price has been rewarded with a one-year contract extenstion, keeping him at the club until at least the end of the 2020 season. Picture: Rob Gunstone
New deal: Allansford coach Ben Price has been rewarded with a one-year contract extenstion, keeping him at the club until at least the end of the 2020 season. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Allansford is optimistic about its future under coach Ben Price.

The Cats finished the Warrnambool and District league home and away season with a 26-point win against East Warrnambool on Saturday.

They confirmed they had extended Price’s original two-year contract until at least the end of the 2020 season.

The first-year Allansford mentor said the contract extension showed the club believed in what he was trying to achieve.

“It’s really about being able to continue on from the great work we have done as whole at club level this season,” he said.

“The young players and older players alike have committed again for next season.

“And that investment from the players into the club’s family-like environment and great community atmosphere gave me the belief that the playing group and the committee had my back, and the belief in what I’m trying to implement.

“Now they know that I am fully invested in the development and future growth of the players and club moving forward.”

Price said Cats re-signing almost their entire senior playing group had sparked plenty of excitement and optimism.

"Every win we've had in the last month is only going to set our launching pad higher for next season and the higher we set that, the higher we leap from there," he said.

"Everyone is hungry for more success, climbing a little bit further up the ladder would be fantastic.

“But everyone wants to achieve the next step and for us that's obviously playing finals footy."