Ox Signs as Senior Coach for a Fourth Year

With the 2020 football senior season cancelled and in the books due to COVID-19, we are looking forward to 2021 and very happy to announce Nick Willox as our Senior Coach for a fourth season.

President, Steve Griffin has indicated the Senior group is on the right track with Nick at the helm.

“He’s well respected, he has a good game plan and club plan. We want him to be our leader”.

And with great support from Justin Hoskin as Football Director, the club feels the foundations are strong to continue to build momentum.

Nick is keen to keep developing the current group towards success.

“I am very excited to be on board as Senior Coach for a fourth season. Given there was no football this year, I think the refresh will actually help a lot of our guys get their bodies right and build their hunger for playing football.”

“As a coach, my passion is in individual development. The basics, culture and team play one on one is where we will improve our system and naturally the team will improve. Jim and co have done a fantastic job building our juniors for senior football and we can see the talent we have available.”

“I thought our pre-season this year was very, very good in terms of building the culture and individual mindsets. We are continuing to develop, our direction and list are as clear as ever. “

“The camp down in Torquay was really positive and a starting point for our culture going forward. All players had an input and our buy-in is there as a group. Our new recruits were going to have an impact immediately and we are excited to see them play. Our young guys from 17 – 25 are developing year on year and will be key senior players from that group. Our leaders are exceptional, along with our experienced group who are raring to go! Really excited by this list and teammates we have at Learmonth.”

With COVID interrupting 2020, the Senior Football department and Leadership group got together the past fortnight to discuss 2021.

Steve said the club is backing the future list direction, which is aimed at focusing on our current playing group first and adding the top age 18’s coming through. This is what we are about, developing our own, whilst topping up where we can and building a successful Senior team with Learmonth people.

Full Courier article here.

Olly Ross will coach the Reserves team for the third year and has great support from the growing Senior list to improve on.