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Norman takes the reins at Redeyes

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November 22, 2017

Blighty Football Club will be led by a new president with Michael Norman taking the reins for the 2018 Picola League season.

Norman was appointed unopposed at the club’s AGM recently, taking over the top job from Chris Haynes, who served three years as president.

Norman was the club’s vice president for 2017, with the succession plan set in place for him to take the top job.

‘‘Haynesy took on the role of president this year to give me time to build myself up for the role,’’ he said.

‘‘It was always planned for me to take on the presidency, so I’m quite excited.

‘‘I’ll see how my first year in the role goes, but I’m happy to be president as long as the club wants me to.’’

Norman will be assisted by senior vice president Jarrod Andrews, who will step up from his previous role as junior vice president.

The club has also announced it will again have three junior vice presidents this year, with Haynes joining Craig Gallpen and Brett Napier in the role.

‘‘They’re all close mates of mine so I know they’ll make my life easier,’’ Norman said.

‘‘We have all of our coaches signed and nearly everyone from the playing list has re-committed as well.

‘‘We weren’t far off it this year, so if we can add a couple more blokes to the list then we should be a chance for the flag next year.

‘‘We’re also excited to have Matt Boyd as reserves coach. He’s a real people person and will be a tremendous leader.

‘‘We need to pick up on numbers at training from this year as we didn’t have a lot of the reserves blokes attending.

‘‘Hopefully with a little bit more depth it will put pressure on spots.’’

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