After an era at the top of the Warrnambool and District league ladder Merrivale’s 2018 season was built around rebuilding for the next generation to push for success.
The Tigers senior football side started the year off trying to find its feet as the young stars in Jason Rowan’s side adjusted to playing at the top level.
Rowan’s side got on a role towards the end of the season only for a tough draw to halt its late charge to finals, as it finished just outside finals contention in sixth.
The netballer’s, led by Nicole Ferguson, season never really got going as the youth in the side battled against the stronger, older and more experienced side in the competition to finish in ninth.
But Ferguson would be impressed with how the young Tigers improved as the season went on.