Harrow-Balmoral have re-signed Nick Pekin as head coach for the 2020 Horsham District football league season.
The 2018 Dellar Medalist and premiership winning coach will take the helm for the third consecutive season.
Pekin said re-signing at the club was an easy decision.
"It's definitely what I was after. I could've signed on at the start of the season, we were just waiting for a few things to fall in place," he said.
Joining Pekin in the coaching box will be Close brothers Michael and Simon.
Simon re-signs as assistant coach, while Michael will step into the role for the first time.
Close said he was loving life back at his home club, and was looking forward to taking on a coaching role.
"It's bloody exciting, to be playing with a bunch of locals and good blokes that just happen to be pretty good at footy," Close said.
"I've always seen myself as a bit of a leader and tried to help out in that way. I'm glad to get the job and I'm looking forward to learning a lot under Nick Pekin, who I think is a great coach."
Pekin said he was looking forward to working closely alongside the duo.
"It's very handy to have Simon back on board, and Michael adds another element with his AFL experience," Pekin said.
"I'm looking forward to picking his brain next year, and possibly implementing some new structures and ideas that he's got as well."
Hamish Ellis will step-down from an assistant coaching role after two seasons.
"Hamish has been a great assistant coach, and he still wants to be a leader around the club, but it's just so he can focus a bit more on his footy," Pekin said.
Pekin said while signing on for next season was exciting, the club's focus was still primarily on finishing off 2019 in successful fashion.
With just one round remaining in the regular season, Harrow-Balmoral's senior side are undefeated and in ominous form.
The side showed no signs of slowing down on Saturday, thumping the fourth placed Swifts by 169 points.
Pekin - who has played in four senior premierships with Horsham in the Wimmera Football League - said the 2019 Southern Roos were one of the best football teams he had ever played in.
"I've never been involved with such a tight knit group," Pekin said.
"From a coaching point of view, this is one of the best sides I've ever been involved in.
"The things we can achieve ... we've all got room for improvement as well. I'm just looking forward to the finals series, and hopefully capping it all off."
Close said winning a premiership at his home club would mean a lot.
"I've played in two losing grand finals in 2010 and 2011, so I'm looking forward to giving it a crack this year and hopefully winning one with all the friends and blokes I've played footy with for a long time," he said.
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