Ramsay extends stay in Magpies’ nest

Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Garry Ramsay will continue as coach of Montmorency’s senior men’s football team for at least the next two seasons.

Ramsay this week signed a contract extension tying him to the club until the end of 2022.

In his first season at the helm, Ramsay last year guided the Magpies to their first Division 1 finals appearance since 2014.

He joined Montmorency after a highly successful stint at Macleod, which included a premiership triumph and four consecutive grand final appearances between 2015 and 2018.

Ramsay also steered the NFNL’s senior men’s representative team to the No.1 spot on the AFL Victoria Community Championships rankings.

He took the reins as representative coach in 2017 and led the NFNL to victories in three consecutive years – including a 24-point win over Geelong FNL in 2019, which took the NFNL to the top of the rankings.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Montmorency president Greg Bowman said Ramsay was the ideal person to lead the club once football returns from the COVID-19 enforced hiatus.

“We were delighted to get Garry on Board in 2019 and our faith and confidence was clearly very well founded,” Bowman said.

“Under Garry’s leadership we returned to finals action after a hiatus of four years.

“It is a real boost to everyone at the Club to know that Garry wants to extend his stay. The MFNC are looking to build on a strong 2019 and continue to grow and develop across all aspects of the club.

“We know that Garry is the right man to lead our club forward as we head into the next few seasons.

“With significant reforms to the salary cap and points system from season 2021, we will be continuing to place a focus on developing young talent.

“We are eagerly awaiting a return to footy in season 2021 and we will be striving to climb even further up the ladder next season.”

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