Colbert future uncertain

August 03, 2017

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It’s unclear whether Seymour coach Brent Colbert will play on next season.

Colbert told the club he would be stepping down from the role of senior coach, but is unsure whether he’ll continue to play on.

‘‘I would have loved to be able to continue coaching the group next year but with my work commitments it’s not going to allow me to dedicate the time needed for the role,’’ Colbert said.

‘‘I can’t expect our boys to give me their best, if I can’t give them my best.

‘‘The club’s been excellent, they’ve been really supportive of my decision, as have the players, and we’ll leave on good terms at the end of the season.’’

Since announcing the decision, it’s been business as usual for Colbert who’s taken the Lions through a rebuilding phase and into a promising era in the club’s history.

As to whether he’ll continue playing, Colbert said he’ll leave that decision until the end of the year.

‘‘We’ve still got three games to go and a finals series,’’ Colbert said.

‘‘I’ve just turned 34, my body is feeling okay but when you get to that age you just don’t know.

‘‘I can say I’ll play on next year but I’ve just got to do what’s best for myself.’’

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