CAMPERDOWN'S reappointed football and netball coaches say they have "unfinished business" after coronavirus wiped out their 2020 seasons.
Neville Swayn and Brooke Richardson have extended their contracts and will lead the Leura Oval-based club again in 2021.
Swayn said stability for the club during an uncertain time was a positive.
"You'd like to think 'this year hasn't happened but it's going to be similar', it's a continuation on rather than everything has changed," he said.
Swayn remains driven to lift the Magpies back into Hampden league finals, saying "you realise how much you miss it (coaching) when you haven't got it there".
"The list looked pretty good so it was disappointing that we didn't get to have a look at it," he said.
"A lot of people said 'how do you feel?' when it (the season) got knocked on the head and I was frustrated and just disappointed that the work all the boys did we never got to see how it was going to look so I was really keen to do it again, basically just to see everything through from what we started the last few years."
Swayn will now turn his attention to list retention.
He is hopeful the majority with remain with the Magpies.
"We are lucky now we don't have many guys away," he said.
"We've been trying to have our guys in town or in the vicinity of the area.
"If you go back a few years, we had a lot of guys away in Melbourne and Geelong, whereas we haven't got many away now which is good in terms of training.
"It is impossible to have them all, especially where we are, but we have the majority around home now which is good."
Richardson echoed Swayn's sentiments regarding the lost season.
"I just feel like we did our pre-season and it's unfinished business, it didn't feel right to leave it where we left it," she said.
"You commit for a season and when it was taken away, I felt I wanted to go around again."
Mother-of-two Richardson gave birth to her second child, Albert, in March.
The teacher, who is on maternity leave, said spending more time at home with her young family was a silver lining.
"But I have missed it (playing), even just the social side of regularly seeing the girls on a Thursday and a Saturday," she said.
"And the exercise as well, you just don't realise how good it is for you."
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