Williamstown To Go Stand Alone in 2014
The Williamstown Football Club today announced that it will field a stand-alone VFL team in 2014 which will be the Club’s 150th year in existence.
The Williamstown and Western Bulldogs Football Clubs have agreed in consultation with AFL Victoria to bring forward the terms of the current alignment agreement between the two clubs by one year. This means the agreement will end at the end of 2013 rather than 2014.
Williamstown Chief Executive Brendan Curry said that the new agreement was the best outcome for both clubs.
“The new agreement for the 2013 season is a significant result for the Seagulls and we are excited by the opportunities it will bring for the Club as we transition into a stand-alone model in 2014.”
“We are looking forward to a successful season next year in partnership with the Dogs – off the back of the great opportunities which arose for our VFL listed players in the second half of 2012”.
Western Bulldogs Chief Executive Simon Garlick stated “The establishment of a stand- alone VFL side has been a clear strategic objective for the Club and it is very pleasing this will become a reality in 2014,”
“This outcome is consistent with our increased focus and commitment to the development of our young exciting players.
“This decision supports our strategic objective to build and develop our team from within and the ultimate delivery of sustainable success, both on and off the field”.
The Williamstown Football Club is pleased to announce that Adam Potter has agreed to rejoin the Seagulls for the 2013 season.
Adam Potter has been Senior Coach at the Coburg Football Club for the last 2 seasons (2011 – 2012) after previously coaching the Williamstown Development side to a Grand Final in 2010.