Assistant coach Scott Sherlock has signed a contract extension with the potential to see him playing out his career with Bacchus Marsh in the Ballarat Football League.
Sherlock has committed for another two seasons with the Cobras.
The 27-year-old arrived at Maddingley Park this year after a decorated VFL career with Werribee Tigers and stamped himself as one of the competition’s best – finishing second in the Henderson Medal.
He also represented the BFL in the AFL Victoria Community Championship and had a big say in Bacchus Marsh reaching a second consecutive grand final.
Sherlock said the grand final loss to Darley had left an empty feeling – a sense of unfinished business and with a desire to make amends.
He said it was always going to be tough achieving back-to-back flags as thje Cobras went from being the hunter to the hunted.
The onballer, who won the Cobras’ best and fairest, said the move had gone smoothly, with him living with two minutes of Maddingley Park beneficial for family life.
He was also impressed by the brand of football, being more free-flowing than what he had been accustomed to.
Sherlock said he had been “more than happy” to be have been offered and saw it fitting in well with his desire to one day moving into senior coaching.
Head coach Travis Hodgson said Sherlock had made a big impact, strengthening on-field leadership substantially.
“We’re rapt to have for another two years,” he said.