Former Mathoura coach Mick McInnes will take charge of Echuca’s women’s side in its inaugural season.
The Murray Bombers were one of the first clubs to express interest in starting a team following the announcement of a new women’s league in the region.
They will head into the season equipped with the expertise of McInnes, who has more than 20 years of coaching experience in the region.
McInnes led the senior Timbercutters in 2014 and 2015 in the Picola District Football League north-west competition and previously coached Rochester’s under-18s in the Goulburn Valley league.
The club hosted an information session in November to gauge interest and Echuca president Brett Stevens said finding a full side would not be a problem.
‘‘We’ll be right with numbers. Players have been contacting me and wondering when the coach will be appointed,’’ he said
‘‘Now we do have a coach it’ll be about moving forward and developing those players with differing skill levels for the season.’’
The Murray Bombers join Shepparton as the two confirmed starters from the Goulburn Valley region to play in a joint women’s competition with Bendigo.
Echuca will begin training on Wednesday, following on from the Bears, who started pre-season last year.