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New boss’ infrastructure push

NEWLY-appointed AFL Barwon boss Bruce Harwood will take advantage of Australia’s election cycle to push for improved infrastructure for football and netball across the region.

A Federal Election will be held before September 3 next year, while the Victorian state election is scheduled for November 26, 2022.

Harwood, who remain on the City of Greater Geelong council as the representative for Kardinia Ward, says he will be making AFL Barwon’s voice heard with our elected representatives early in his tenure.

“There’s real opportunities here to take (our case) to the big powers that be,” Harwood told a special K rock Football podcast.

“We need infrastructure for women’s football; we need infrastructure for the growth of the juniors; we need infrastructure for the growth of clubs that are starting to bulge at the seams.

“We need that now – we don’t want a five-year (or) ten-year plan.

“We need to get that infrastructure committed to now.”

Click below to listen to the full podcast with Bruce Harwood.