Even O&M season – coach

By Robert Muir

Despite a delayed season start to the 2020 Ovens and Murray Football Netball League it is expected to be one of the most competitive and even seasons that the league has seen for a long time according to Corowa Rutherglen senior coach Marc Almond.

Speaking to The Free Press before the coronavirus hit, leading to a delayed start to season 2020 to at least the end of May, the Roos coach said he is happy with how the season is shaping up.

“We are very happy with how the preseason has gone so far,” Almond said. “We have had good numbers at training with many new players coming on board for 2020.”

The coach can see improvement coming from several of the club’s younger players. “The likes of Jack Schilg and Callum Spencer have had great preseasons,” Almond said.

“We have a lot of players in their early to mid-20s and we are expecting them to start to establish themselves as very good O&M players.

“Players like Joe Hansen, Tyson Logie, Hayden Filliponi, Damien Wilson all have had good preseasons and it will be great to see them have big impacts.”

A snapshot of recruits for season 2020 and departures from 2109 is:


Cody Howard – CDHBU, Cody is also on Box Hill’s list (VFL) Wing/HB, 19-years-old

Cameron Wilson – Murray Bushrangers (Captain) / Rutherglen, Mid, 19

Trent Castles – Yackandandah, Key Forward, 30

Damien Cupido – Henty, Key Forward, 37

Chris Willis – Henty, Ruck, 35

Damien Wilson – Rutherglen, Mid, 23

Russell Cowan – Bairnsdale, Mid, 30

Joel Bihun – Wang, Mid/Small forward, 28


Matt Tanner – Rutherglen

James Tanner – Rutherglen

Brendan Morris – Rutherglen

Alex Wallis – Wahgunyah 

Andrew Pretto – Over seas

Shane Tregear – 

Jack Bates – Qld

Rohan Davies – Hurstbridge.