Gallio leads charge

Gallio leads charge

Mount Burr football coach Clint Gallio has been appointed as playing coach of the Mid South Eastern interleague side.

They will take on the new Bendigo Bank Limestone Coast Football League at Blue Lake Sports Park in Mount Gambier on June 8.

This is the Saturday of the King’s Birthday holiday long weekend.

Last time a MSE squad played at this Mount Gambier venue, it was easily defeated by more than 100 points.

Gallio has won best and fairest league medals in both competitions and nine premierships: five with Mount Burr and four with Millicent.

At the age of 32, representative honours still flowed Gallio’s way last season.

He was named at the best player for the South East zone team in the SA Country Championships in the Barossa Valley.

This earned him selection in the SA Country team which then played in Perth.

As a past coach of the league, Gallio’s knowledge of the Western Border will be invaluable in next month’s match.

“I have a great passion for representative football,” Gallio told The SE Voice.

“Interleague is a good thing.

“I will see how my body holds up before I make a decision about becoming involved in the SE zone team to play in the SA Country Football Championships in Victor Harbor in July.

“Glencoe coach Reece Duncan will be one of the other selectors of the Mid SE team this year.

“The third selector will double as the runner and they have yet to be chosen.

We should be releasing the names of those in the training squad this week.”

Gallio said the squad would hold one training session each at the central venues of Tantanoola, Hatherleigh and Glencoe.

“Our first run will be on May 29 and then Tuesday and Thursday of the following week,” he said.

“Our team must field at least five players under the age of 21 an we will have no trouble in doing this.”

In the meantime, Gallio will be preparing his unbeaten club team to go on the road on Saturday to lower the colours of ladder leaders Hatherleigh.

He said his Mozzies were going “OK” but some aspects of their game plan needed attention.

Meanwhile, Limestone Coast Football League chairman Kurt Slaven told The SE Voice that he would be in a position to announce their coach in the near future.

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