Treacy to step down as head interleague coach

Luke Treacy during the weekendʼs interleague clash.

The Maryborough Castlemaine District Football Netball league will require the services of a new coach for its senior football representative side in the 2018 incarnation of the AFL Victoria Country Championships, after Luke Treacy announced he would step down from the role.

After orchestrating the MCDFNL’s 28-point win over the Warrnambool District Football Netball League on Saturday, Treacy announced to players in his post- game address that he would step down from the league’s top coaching role.

The three-time representative coach has cited the arrival of a second child in November and the need for a fresh approach as the reasons behind him vacating the role.

“It’s a good time for me to step aside not only from a family perspective, but also from a league perspective,” Treacy told The Maryborough District Advertiser.

“It will be good for representative players to hear from someone fresh and new to the role and I believe the league has a good system in place now.

“I’ve given it my best effort and while I’m pumped up from the past two wins, I still think the time is right to step aside and focus on family, so it is very unlikely I’ll be swayed to go again.

For more on this story see the Back Page of The Advertiser, Friday, May 19.

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