Melton Football Club has looked within for it’s next senior coach by appointing Aaron Tymms.
Tymms, who was an assistant coach with the club this year, replaces Brad Murphy.
Murphy decided that after four years in the role that both the club and he needed a change. He has since signed with St Albans as its senior coach.
Tymms was previously at the helm of Western Region Football League side Albion, standing down at the end of 2016.
He coached that side for three years after taking on the role to help the club at which he played more than 400 games.
Tymms said he was looking forward to putting his mark on the Melton side.
“After Albion I wanted to broaden my football knowledge,” he said. “I’d only ever been at Albion.
“I fell in love with the club [Melton] and had no hesitation in applying for the job when it was advertised.
“It’s a young group of players with a lot of talent. They need the right guidance to teach them how to play serious football.”
Tymms said having been at the club for 12 months gave him a good head start in planning for next year.
He said being more consistent across the who season would be something they would be looking at.
The Bloods finished ninth this season, one game outside the top six. It’s been more than 10 years since the Bloods have made finals
“Our best football was capable of matching it with the best sides in teh competition. We need to play better football for longer periods of time.
“Every team wants to play finals. Our focus is on making sure we’re improving.
“It’s going to take a lot of hard work to achieve our goals,” he said. “We can have all the talent in the world, but hard work defeats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
Bloods football manager Brad Jamison said that Tymms brought a lot to the table throughout the interview process.
“Tymmsy already has a strong knowledge of our playing list, which will be beneficial as we ramp up our recruiting and contracting over the next few weeks,” Jamison said.
“Throughout the interview process his passion and enthusiasm for our coaching role stood out and he presented some very strong ideas and plans for 2018 and beyond.”
Bloods president Greg Davis said he thought Tymms was the best person to take the club to the next level.
The club will announce assistant, reserves and under-18.5 coaches in coming weeks.