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Ladson named coach

Updated: Oct 20, 2021

BRIDGEWATER has landed one of biggest names in central Victorian football as its senior coach for 2022.

The Mean Machine at the weekend announced Rick Ladson would be at the helm for the next Loddon Valley league season.

President Gary Walters said Ladsen was an ideal appointment to continue building the club’s family and community culture.

“There’s been great development of the group of the last few years and to cap it off with the appointment of Rick to take us into next season is wonderful,” said Walters who is hoping to be at the club’s administrative helm for a 10th year in 2022.

Ladson, a Hawthorn premiership defender and premiership coach in the Bendigo league, said it was exciting to be headed back to Bridgewater where he lined up in 2016 and 2017 at the end of his playing career.

He played 125 games with the Hawks after being drafted from Bendigo Pioneers.

Ladson has spent some time furthering his coaching skills with the Bendigo Pioneers and the Golden Square women’s side.

“There’s a variety of experience I want to pass on and priority will be to continue the improvement at Bridgewater and the development of younger players both on and off the field,” Ladson said.


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