COACH locked in. Now to assemble a playing list.
Jake Main has answered Old Collegians' call to lead its inaugural Western Victoria Female Football League senior side in 2020.
The Warriors put out a plea for a mentor last week, fearing they might have to withdraw if they failed to appoint someone.
Main, 30, came to the rescue, eager to be involved with a club he last played for in 2008.
"I love footy for one and I think it's good that women are getting the opportunity to have a crack at it," he said.
"I've spent most of my career injured but I can pass my knowledge on."
Main said he would keep his philosophies simple in year one.
"Just be encouraging I think. I just want to create a fun environment for everyone," he said.
"I want it to be what they're interested in. If they're more interested in getting to know the game of footy then I'm happy to go down that path and show them the rules and basic skills and then work from there."
The club, which also appointed assistant coach Jack Mahony, will hold a come-and-try night on Thursday, March 12 at Davidson Oval from 6pm. Main ventured to South Warrnambool training on Thursday night.
He said it was important for Warrnambool to have multiple women's teams in the league, which also includes sides from Horsham, Portland and Hamilton.
Warrnambool, another new side, is searching for a coach and players of its own.
Blues committee member Danili Dwyer said it trained with reigning premier South Warrnambool, which is enters its second season, on Thursday night.
"We're hoping a few girls might be interested in coming across to us, we're trying not to poach," she said.
"But we don't want girls at South to be missing out on getting a game when they could be getting a game with us."
Dwyer said the Blues were determined to field a side this season but were facing challenges with about seven regulars players at training.
She said having more local teams would ease the travel-factor with more games in Warrnambool throughout the season.
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