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New deal for Dom

Torquay coach Dom Gleeson has re-signed for a further two years. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

DOM Gleeson will become the longest-serving coach in Torquay’s history after signing a two-year contract extension with the BFL club.

The former Werribee and Geelong VFL star will remain at McCartney Oval until at least the end of 2022, having arrived at the Tigers ahead of the 2015 season.

“Over the COVID period, it’s made me realise the importance of being involved in something bigger than yourself – the importance of connections to friends and family,” McCartney told krockfootball.com.au.

“Over the journey, football has given my family and me so much, and we’d like to continue on that journey.”

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During Gleeson’s first five seasons in charge, Torquay has posted 69-32 win-loss record from 101 games, including the 2017 premiership and grand final appearances in 2015 and 2019.

He was due to equal the record held by Clive Brown, who led the Tigers between 1965-70, this year

“It’s an honour to be appointed as senior coach for a further two years,” he said.

“After the disappointment of having the 2020 season cancelled, I’m excited about what lies ahead for our recruits and the rest of the playing group, and I’m looking forward to them taking to the ground as a team.

“The club and I will continue building on the program we have established over the past six seasons.”

Gleeson, who turns 37 on the eve of the 2021 season, has confirmed he will play on and add to his 86 games in black gold.

His appointment leaves Modewarre as the only BFL club to finalise its coaching position for next year.

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