Damian Cameron to lead Minyip-Murtoa again in 2019

SHAKE: Minyip-Murtoa president Scott Arnold congratulates Damian Cameron on re-signing as senior coach for the 2019 Wimmera Football League season.

SHAKE: Minyip-Murtoa president Scott Arnold congratulates Damian Cameron on re-signing as senior coach for the 2019 Wimmera Football League season.

MINYIP-MURTOA became the second Wimmera league club to re-appoint its senior football coach this season during the week.

Damian Cameron said there was no hesitation on his part when he was offered another chance to lead the side.

“It was something that I wanted to do and it was just dependent on whether the club was happy with what I was doing,” he said.

“We’ve obviously got a really strong squad even though we haven’t really clicked so far but I’m certainly hopeful we can over the next month or so. Whatever happens the rest of this season we want to take some momentum into next season – but we’ve still got a big job to do this season.”

Cameron took over from Jaye Macumber at the end of the 2016 Wimmera league season and guided the Burras to a grand final in 2017.

The side currently sits fifth on the ladder with seven rounds to play in the 2018 season but Cameron said the group continued to excite him.

“In our core group there is a lot of guys between 18 and 24,” he said.

“That could be part of the reason we haven’t been playing super consistent footy because the guys haven’t reached their peaks.

“The fact they are at that age, great athletes and good footballers means that once we do click I we the club will be a real force.”

He said the faith shown by the club in his ability to lead the group was reassuring. 

“We’re a bit up and down but it’s great to know they believe I can take the team in the right direction moving forward,” he said.