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Mitch Lower to coach on in 2020

Mitch Lower has been reappointed as the senior coach of the RMIT Redbacks for the 2020 season.

The announcement comes after a season in which Lower’s side went from a Round 3 relegation to VAFA Premier C to winning its last four matches.

“I’m happy to be back,” declares Lower. “I’m glad that RMIT had the faith in me to continue on from the work we’ve done in the first year.”

Fielding two sides in Premier C and its Reserves division was a major step for the Academy in its inaugural season but Lower says the most significant work achieved at Bundoora Oval was “probably not the normal achievements of an established club”.

“Just getting the club up and running and the multi-faceted approach that we took with it and having success with that is a great achievement,” reflects the senior coach.

“The on-field development of the playing group starting off as a non-competitive team and finishing as a very, very competitive team is the greatest achievement we had. Also, the experience the players had and the feedback we achieved.”

With RMIT’s pre-season set to begin on November 7 at Bundoora Oval, Lower is looking forward to what the Academy can achieve in his second season at the helm.

“From a non-football point of view, probably the smoothness of everything integrating together. Having it more professional, obviously with the football side of things we genuinely believe that we can push for a premiership so that’s what we’ll be aiming for.”

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