Hounslow steps down at West

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Updated: January 12, 2016
Geelong West coach Mark Hounslow is looking forward to the Cheetahs notching up their second win of the season. Picture: DARREN PHILLIPS
Geelong West coach Mark Hounslow is looking forward to the Cheetahs notching up their second win of the season. Picture: DARREN PHILLIPS

Mark Hounslow has stepped down as coach of Geelong West. Picture: DARREN PHILLIPS

GEELONG West president Simon Cavallo is confident the club’s build-up to season 2016 won’t be hampered by Mark Hounslow’s decision to step down as coach.

Hounslow, who had been in the top job at Bakers Oval for just one season, informed the club of his decision to step down for work reasons last week.

“He got back to work this year and found out they got a big contract,” Cavallo told K rock Football.com.au.

“From the get-go, he’s said that work, family and studies come first, so obviously that’s applied to him as well.

“He runs his own business. It’s quite an understandable situation to have to focus on work.

Hounslow has been replaced by assistant coach Andrew Clark.

Clark spent several years at Grovedale as an assistant coach to Grant Tanner, including the Tigers’ grand final appearance in 2013.

He was also heavily involved in club’s junior set-up after arriving from Gippsland, where he played with Sale and coached Devon.

“It hasn’t set us back at all,” Cavallo said.

“He’s well respected. “He was part of game planning in 2015, so it’ll be a smooth transition and we’ll lose nothing.”

MEANWHILE, the GDFL has confirmed the Round 2 clash between Geelong West and Thomson at West Oval will now be played at usual time of 2.10pm.

The Cheetahs and Thomson were due to play a twilight clash at 5.30pm in the original fixture.

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