Davies to guide young Magpies in the NWFL

by admin on July 14th, 2018

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READY TO FLY: Devonport’s Charlie Castles, Kaidyn Howe, new NWFL coach Troy Davies and Will Lillico at the club this week. Picture: Brodie WeedingTroy Davies’passion and desire to help develop young footballers into not only better players, but better people, has led him to Devonport’s NWFL senior coaching position.
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Davies takes over from stand-in coach Ray Huxtable, inheriting a club that had a 1-17 record in 2016,a percentage of42.64 and a seventh-place finish on the ladder.

Former Fitzroy draftee Davieshas had a distinguished playing career withScottsdale,Devonport, Ulverstone,Cranbourneand coaching career at Scottsdale, Ulverstone and with the Tassie Mariners as the North-West regional coach.

Hesees an exciting future for the club despite a tough recent past.

“I just like to promote talent, and this was a no-brainer to help develop their kids,’’ Davies said.

“When you look at their list, their average age is about 19 years of age.

“As I have always focused heavily on talent coming through, I am confident I can come in and work with them and help them to achieve their goals.

“There are some wonderful players running around in the NWFL right now.

“If these kidsare taught properly, I want them to have the goal that can they can compete with a wonderful player like a Josh Holland, or a Zac Smith or aJeremy Soden.

“Whether it is six months or in two years time, I want them to be able to believe that they can mix it with the best.

“You put these kids on good players, they will be taken to the footy, and their game will improve from there.”

If his players candevelop strongly as individuals, then Davies is confident that this will help create a stronger team.

“I want to make sure these kids are readyfor TSL footy, if not beyond that.”

Davies has a strong background in developing young talent, and workedclosely with the Coast’s young AFL population, includingAlex Pearce, Brady Grey, Eli Templeton and Ryan Gardner.

But he said he owed a lot from AFL Tasmania high performance managerMathew Armstrong and state academy coach Adam Sanders, saying they had ‘’taught him how to teach”.

Devonport president Shane Yates said Davies was the perfectfor the role.

“He has that expertise with the young blokes to develop them and fast track themto where we want them to be,’’ Yates said.

“He was a very popular player for many years for the club, and in our region, and is well respected in our zone.”

Davies was unveiled to club members and supporters at their best and fairest count on Friday night.

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