K rock Football

Inspired move pays off

AN inspired coaching move by Bannockburn coach Peter Riccardi has paid off in spades as the Tigers saw off Thomson by 32 points in a rematch of the 2019 grand final.

Riccardi swung midfield gun Jack Brauman forward in the second quarter, and he went on to kick eight goals in a match-winning performance.

“We were going forward a fair bit in the first quarter, but we weren’t getting any results out of it,” he told The Wash-up podcast.

“I spoke to Dash (assistant coach Darren Milburn) and a couple of the assistant coaches and said, “what if we tried Jack across half-forward and see how that goes?”.

“Well, he’s popped up and kicked four goals in the second quarter, and we thought, “well, we might just keep him there for a bit”.

“But it helps when you’ve got Dan Measures and Matt James and Joey Fama going through the middle as well, so we’re not really robbing Peter to pay Paul.”

Click below to listen to the full interview with Peter Riccardi.