Lynch coup for Grubbers

Key signing: Paul Lynch is the new Ocean Grove Grubbers coach for the 2017 season. Picture: OGFNC

By Mark Heenan

OCEAN Grove Football Netball Club has embraced the appointment of former Geelong Cats AFL player Paul Lynch as its new senior football coach.
Lynch, who turns 43 next month, was announced the new Grubber coach for the 2017 season on Thursday 22 September.
Club president Tony Potter said the Lynch signing was a coup for Ocean Grove.
“The club could not be happier with the direction we have gone,” Potter said.
“He (Lynch) will hopefully drive Ocean Grove Football Club to premiership success and to the position we want to be in.
“We want to put our club in a position not necessarily to be playing in the Geelong Football League, but to be at least in a position to play GFL football and that will only benefit the community.”
Lynch who lives on the Surf Coast and played 62 AFL games with Geelong from 1993 to 2000, coached Colac to its first ever GFL premiership in 2014.
He led Lara to a GFL flag in 2002 and Birregurra to premiership success in the Colac District Football League in 2011.