Loddon Valley coach vacancies filled at Panthers, Eagles

Wayne Mitrovic

Wayne Mitrovic

TWO of the Loddon Valley league coaching vacancies have been filled ahead of the 2018 season.

Corbin Fleming has been appointed the new coach of Marong, taking over from Damien Lock.

“Corbin brings exceptional leadership qualities and will provide a clear direction for the club moving forward,” the Panthers said in announcing Fleming’s appointment.

Jarrod Fitzpatrick, who won Marong’s best and fairest this year after a superb debut season, will be Fleming’s assistant.

And Maiden Gully YCW Eagles will be led by Wayne Mitrovic.

Mitrovic, who returned to Sandhurst this year, takes over at the Eagles from Daniel Francis.

Mitrovic has previously coached Marcorna for four years and was the captain of Sandhurst’s 2004 premiership team.

“Wayne brings with him a high level of professionalism, enthusiasm, strong leadership skills and he is looking forward to working with all of our players to continue to develop their football,” the Eagles said.

Kevin Roberts (reserves) and Nick Patching (under-18s) have been reappointed in their roles.