Ray Tadd may have more than 500 games of football to his name, but his main passion is on the sidelines.
There's nothing he loves more than sharing his knowledge of the sport.
"I have a real passion for teaching people how to play," Tadd said.
"I feel my strengths as a coach are breaking down the game and simplifying it. I might not have been the best player, but I must have done something right after 500 games," he laughed.
He has played and coached at several clubs throughout his lifetime including Gisborne and Macedon, with a highlight being a premiership with the Trentham reserves.
But now he has set himself a new challenge.
Tadd is taking on the role as head coach of Kyneton's senior CVFLW team for the 2020 season.
Tadd replacesNatalie Korinfsky - who will remain with the team as a player.
Tadd is no stranger at the Tigers, playing integral roles behind the scenes in recent years, including helping the team with ruck strategies.
"We felt that towards the end of last season we started to become quite competitive in the league," Tadd said.
"Every time we put a team on the field I want them to have a good crack and believe that we can win the game - no matter who we are up against.
"This is the belief I want to instill in the girls. We can still have fun out there, but if we do the work early in the year then the rewards will come."
Tadd believes one of the most important aspects for success are all of the little things players can do while on the field.
"I'm massive on the one per centers, the handballs, using your voice and all of the kind of stuff," he said.
The Tigers fell short of a spot in the 2019 CVFLW finals, finishing the regular season fifth on the ladder with a 3-12 record.
Golden Square, coached by Rick Ladson, capped off a dream inaugural season in the league, taking out the premiership with a 25-point win over Kangaroo Flat.
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