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Place Update - Western Magpies unite as 'One Club' in 2017 and beyond

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Place Update - Western Magpies unite as 'One Club' in 2017 and beyond

Andrew Thomson

The Sherwood Football Club Board of Directors have instituted a strong and united "One Club" Policy, with the Sherwood juniors, Western Magpies Seniors and the Woodsmen all to wear the traditional Sherwood guernsey as worn by the juniors in recent years and the Magpies seniors from 1963 to 1996. The Woodsmen, who have spent 7 seasons as a separate entity will also be re-incorporated into the overall Sherwood club structure.

The Woodsmen will now be also known as the Western Magpies in the rapidly growing Friday night competition and will return to the black and white stripes while still retaining the Woodsmen logo on their guernseys as a nod to their history. The Western Magpies will also retain the 'Western' Magpie logo on their guernseys.

The club has decided to retain the Western Magpies name for the Senior playing group as Sherwood Football Club plays an important role as a pathway club to QAFL football and beyond for other clubs in the western suburbs of Brisbane and the name was retained to reflect that.

This new initiative is not just reflected with on-field apparel, but is also reflected in all aspects of the club.  The junior and senior clubs will be working together in a more coordinated manner and sponsorship, events, fund raising and more will all be incorporated under one banner.

Senior and Junior coaches to develop coordinated approach to coaching throughout the club

As part of the policy a much closer relationship between the senior and junior clubs will occur with senior coaches under Senior Head Coach Brydan Morgan working closely with junior coaches to develop consistent guidelines for coaching throughout the club.

The club will adopt consistent coaching guidelines and "speak the same language" throughout all grades within the club.