Cats on the prowl

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LIFTING SPIRITS… Ardmona Football Club assistant coach, Matt Hannan and coach, Shane Crawford addressing the team at their sign-up day last Sunday. Photo: Supplied.

A huge turn out of support lifted the spirits of the Ardmona Football Netball Club on Sunday, January 19 for their sign-up day ahead of this year’s 2020 season. The club has been under a lot of pressure over the last twelve months due to funding issues, with the Kyabram District Football League suspending the club only to now let them back in to the league.

Going into their 100th year, the Ardmona Cats are looking ahead with new coach and former AFL superstar, Shane Crawford taking them under his wing. Alongside Shane, Berrigan Mayor, Cr Matt Hannan will assist in coaching the Cats in hopefully what will be their first win in years.

But spectators say Shane did a great job on Sunday to lift the players’ spirits and really bring everyone together. He also took the players through a small training session, with some of the kids and netballers also joining in on the fun.

With the first round beginning the 18th of April, the club is still encouraging people to sign up and join them this season. For those interested in playing, message the Ardmona Football Netball Club on Facebook.