Kane an able body for Echuca

September 12, 2017

Echuca's Kane Morris will put an injury-plagued 2017 season behind him after re-signing as a playing assistant coach at the club for the next two years.

The pieces of Echuca’s puzzle continue to fall into place, and the final picture may be clear sooner than many think.

The Murray Bombers have signed ruckman Kane Morris as a playing assistant coach for the next two seasons, and incoming president Ashley Byrne could not speak more highly of the star.

‘‘It’s great for the club,’’ Byrne said.

‘‘Particularly when he’s not only a quality player, but a quality bloke as well.

‘‘He’s just a ripping bloke and a great role model, and if we keep getting the right blokes in charge then our kids will be in good stead for the future.’’

Morris adds to the re-signing of Simon Buckley, Ruory Kirkby, Daniel Willis and Cam Valentine, and Byrne, who will be confirmed as club president at the AGM in November, feels the future is bright.

‘‘It’s exciting times, there’s been a bit of work going on behind the scenes, but it’s all worth it,’’ he said.

‘‘I think with the under-15 netball coming in, the growth of women’s footy this year and hopefully the under-16s in the Goulburn Valley League not too distant in the future it’s exciting to be getting to be more of a family club like the Murray league clubs.’’

As for the vacant senior coaching position, the Murray Bombers are expected to make an announcement within a week.

‘‘It’s not far away really, hopefully by this time next week we’ll have everything signed off,’’ Byrne said.

Morris has become a stalwart of not only Echuca’s line-up but the Goulburn Valley League in his time in the competition, but battled niggling injuries throughout this year’s failed campaign to record just four goals from 11 games.

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