Jewell to coach Sorrento in 2016


The worst kept secret in local footy can be revealed – Nick Jewell will coach Sorrento next season.

The 2015 premiership coach resigned his post at Rosebud after round six when he was offered the job at Sorrento.

For more than half of the 2015 season, Nick Jewell has been the coach of Sorrento for 2016.

Ideally, according to Jewell, he would have liked to have continued to build on the success that he and the Rosebud Football Club had built over the past three years during his time at the club.

However, the Buds would not give him the job after six rounds of the 2015 season and he exercised his right to accept another offer that was on the table.

It is believed Jewell was offered the Sorrento job just one year after being at Rosebud, however, he declined the opportunity because he felt there was great opportunity with the Buds.

His father, former Richmond Premiership coach Tony Jewell, is a member at Sorrento, Nick played at the club and plays cricket at the club.

Jewell makes no secret of the fact that it was always a dream to coach Sorrento, however made it clear Rosebud were always his first priority.

Despite winning the 2015 premiership and the reserves and Under 19s going deep into the finals, only one formal application has been made for the senior coaching position.

Without question, it is the plum job in the entire MPNFL.

Footy Show goes to Brewery

The last RPP FM Footy Show of the year will be held at Mornington Peninsula Brewery from 9-10am this Saturday, September 26.

It would be sensational to have as many people there as possible to celebrate what has been another awesome year of local footy.

Get down for a free breakfast and try all the local beers on tap – there will be free tastings all morning.

Mornington Peninsula Brewery is located at 72 Watt Rd, Mornington.

Stratton at Crib Point

Like Jewell at Sorrento, it is believed Taylor Stratton has been the new coach of Crib Point since at least round 15 of this season.

While Crib Point and Stratton refuse to admit that he has the job, we can categorically tell you that the former team of the year midfielder has the top job.

And it is believed that Stratton approached the Magpies for the job, not the other way around.

It is alleged that Stratton was on a recruiting drive within the Hastings group well before the season finished.

We can also tell you that Hastings powerbrokers have made it very clear to Stratton to stop the phone calls to Hastings players.

It is believed his brother Kain will go with him to Crib Point, with at least one other Hastings player, although no one is sure who that is.

Pearcedale lands big fish

Pearcedale announced on Saturday that former Peninsula League medallist, three time premiership player and Seaford star Chris Irving has signed as assistant coach.

Jamie Merchan will continue to be the head coach, however, Irving comes into the fold to support.

Pat Heijden, Ben Mitchell and Dylan Hoare will concentrate on their footy.

Irving is not expected to play at all, however, the Panthers are hopeful of announcing some big signings in the coming weeks.

First published in the Mornington News – 22 September 2015


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