QLD Premier Colts: New Dogs benefitting from old tricks

Photo: Mahliah Ivory Michael Atkinson speaks to Wests Premier Colts coach, Daryl McNamara; an Irishman with a simple game plan that is reaping rewards. While there has been a lot of focus on the renewed bite in the Dogs’ Premier Grade side, it has gone a bit under the radar that the club’s Premier Colts side is sitting at the top of the ladder with 10 wins and a solitary, one-point defeat. At the head of this impressive charge is a coach who preaches a simple game plan and a strong focus on skill development to allow his players to grow into the types of soldiers who can think for themselves and play what’s in front of them. Daryl McNamara is in his third year as part of the coaching team for Wests Premier Colts – his second as head coach – and it’s easy to see why the team has become successful under his tutelage. “We put a huge emphasis on individual skill level,” revealed McNamara. “Catch-pass, running lines, contact, set piece, and to be honest w
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