Phil Carse in action for Redland. Photo: Ben Southall/NEAFL.

By JESS WEBSTER

 

Redland legend Phil Carse will return to the club in 2019 after being appointed the Bombers’ new NEAFL head coach.

Carse, 33, returns to Scottsdale Park, a venue he knows so well after an illustrious eight-year career as a player from 2007-2014.

In a 148-game career with the Bombers, Carse captained the club from 2008-2012, was a three-time Dowling medallist (2007, 09, 10) and represented the NEAFL in 2012.

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Carse, who moved to Victoria after he left the Bombers, said he cannot wait to return.

“I’m extremely honoured to be selected as the senior coach of the Redland Football Club,” he said.

“As a past player and captain the people and the area mean a lot to me. I am a passionate Redland person and I want to see this club and the players achieve success.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead. I think there’s a really strong nucleus to work with and with some hard work and dedication we can see ourselves scale back up the
ladder”

Carse has been a playing-coach at the Camperdown Football Club affiliated with the Hampden Football Netball League in the Western Districts of Victoria for the past three years.

Through that period Camperdown made the finals twice, including last Saturday’s 11-point loss to Koroit in the Grand Final.

From an individual perspective, Carse has been a two-time Camperdown runner-up best-and-fairest, a Hampden FNL runner-up best-and-fairest, was selected three times in the Hampden FNL Team of the Year.

This year, he was named Hampden FNL Coach of the Year.

Carse, who is currently overseas, will relocate back to Redland with wife Abby and their three children during October.

 

 

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