Long time clubman to lead South Bunbury

New South Bunbury assistant league coach Brendan Marshall, head coach Mark Docking and president Jeff Hayres.FOOTBALL: The position changes at the South Bunbury Football Club keep on coming after long time clubman Jeff Hayres was voted in as president at the club’s AGM on Saturday night.
Nanjing Night Net

Hayres has spent the last two years as board director at the club and will replace Bevan Buswell at the helm.

He has been with the club since his junior days started as an under 10s footballer and he went on to play in both a colts and a league premiership with the red and white.

The aim of the club’s board is to continue the strong work already put in place by those before them, which Hayres has placed importance on.

“We’re really focused on continuing the good work put in place by the board members the past few years,” he said.

“It’s about honouring them – we’re in a really strong position at the moment and we want to continue with that.”

As for on the field, Hayres said the club’s league side is focused on finishing in the top three and being fiercely competitive in the coming season.

“Our goal is to finish within the top three and then we can go from there,” he said.

“We understand that it is very, very hard to win grand finals, so our goal from the outset is simply to play strong football.”

The change at presidency comes just two weeks after a new league and colts coach were announced for South Bunbury with Mark Docking and Barry Gresham taking the respective positions.

Former Collie Eagle Brendan Marshall has also joined the Tigers, taking up a role as assistant league coach.

Marshall played in 175 games as a Collie Eagle, collecting three best and fairest awards, two premierships and a Pike medal in more than 10 years with the club.

Hayres said the club has welcomed the experience Marshall brings to their coaching panel.

“Brendan brings a lot of big game experience to our coaching staff that we think will help,” he said.

“We’re working hard with coaches and volunteers around the club and we’re looking forward to 2015.”

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.