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Row to go it alone at Colac

Rowan McSparron will coach Colac by himself in 2020. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

ROWAN McSparron will coach Colac in his own right in 2020, with Kane Leersen to step down at the end of the season after three years in the role.

The Tigers have confirmed McSparron, who arrived at Central Reserve after an impressive run at Bellarine club Geelong Amateur, will go it alone following Leersen’s decision to relinquish his position due to work and family commitments.

However, in good news for Colac, Leersen will continue as a player.

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“The club would like to thank Kane for his contribution over the last three years and the effects of his tenure hold the club in good stead for now and into the future,” Tigers’ football director Anthony Holt said in a statement.

“The transition through to Rowan coaching as a stand-alone coach is ongoing and has been seamless to this point.

“The club is currently in a terrific position both on and off-field, and believe that Rowan is the person to continue to drive the standards that Kane has put in place and grow the future fortunes of the football club.”

Colac sits second on the ladder and is chasing third consecutive finals appearance.

The Tigers have become the latest GFL club to confirm its coaching structure for next year, with Geelong West revealing on Tuesday night it had re-appointed Greg Mellor for a third season in charge.

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