MINYIP-MURTOA is on the search for a new coach after Damian Cameron announced he will step down from the role after the current Wimmera Football League season.
Cameron took over the senior side for the 2017 season after Jaye Macumber led the Burras to the 2016 minor premiership.
Cameron also took the side to a Wimmera league grand final appearance last season.
Results haven’t been as positive for the Burras this season – the side will not play finals and sits seventh on the ladder with six wins with one round left to play.
Minyip-Murtoa president Scott Arnold said Cameron delivered the news to players and supporters on Saturday after a one-point loss to Stawell.
“Damo announced to the players and supporters after the game that he will step down from the senior coaching role at the end of the season,” Arnold said.
“He is a quality bloke and whenever we have dealt with him he has put the best intentions of the club first. I can’t question his dedication.
“He has played in two grand finals and coached us to a grand final. I would like to think that he will play with us next season.”
Cameron and the club had originally come to an agreement for Cameron to continue coaching the Burras in 2019.
“We had an agreement during the middle of the year for next season,” Arnold said.
“He just spoke on Saturday about when teams under perform a bit everyone is under pressure and thought there could be someone better equipped to get the Burras back into premiership contention for next year.”
Arnold said the club would now start to turn its focus on finding a coach for next season.
“We need to move forward now and start the search for our next coach,” he said.
“We will put a process in place and make sure we get the best available candidate for the job. We are a strong club with a strong list and some good juniors coming through.
“We have strong off-field support so we think there is an exciting opportunity there for someone to come in.”