Tigers appoint club manager

Kyneton's new club manager Nikki Young. (Supplied)

Oliver Lees

Kyneton have employed a full-time club manager to oversee the operations of the football club ahead of the 2022 season.

Kyneton resident Nikki Young, who has more than 10 years of administrative experience working at Macedon Ranges council, will step into the newly created role at the Tigers to manage communications and administration from Auskick to seniors.

Tigers president Hayden Young said the position had been created to boost professionalism and to allow volunteers to commit more time on player development.

“It’s something we’ve been planning for a couple years, we thought it’s a positive step to ensure the longevity and function of the club,” Evans said.

“We’re one of the only clubs to do it, I think it will help build on the strength of the club and allow us to bring the whole club together.”

The appointment of Young marks another change for Evans in his first year as club president.

In April, the Tigers made history by fielding the first inclusive football team in the Macedon Ranges.

“I think we’ve been able to improve our relationship with the community recently. We’ve made an effort with our communications and through giving back to charities in the community and I think that showed with us selling out our raffle recently,” Evans said.

“With Nikki’s experience I think we’ll be able to build on that and help us explore opportunities through council grants.

“She’s a good local person who’s previously been involved in the club as a junior netball player, so we’re lucky to have her.”

On August 27, the Bendigo Football Netball League announced a modified roadmap to playing finals in response to ongoing lockdown restrictions.

Despite the Tigers A grade netball and under-18’s boys football side both qualifying for finals, Evans said he believed it was unlikely that there would be any more community sport this season.