Denmark-Walpole Football Club have re-signed Brad Nisbett as league coach for the second straight year. The Magpies finished at the bottom of the Great Southern Football League ladder in 2022 after they struggled for consistent senior players, finishing with a win-loss record of 2-13. Nisbett, a former Claremont player in the WAFL and star with amateur club West Coast, will return to the helm of the Magpies in a slightly different capacity, filling the role exclusively as a coach. The 32-year-old played 14 games for the Magpies last season in a player-coach role but will turn his attention entirely to coaching the Magpies this year. With another year under his belt, Nisbett said he was looking forward to continuing his journey in the coaching sphere. “I’ll just be coaching this year and not playing so it will be a bit of a change up and I’m looking forward to it. “I’m enjoying it, we’ve been training a lot with the colts which has been good, and that’s also really helped with the numbers.” Nisbett said the Magpies would explore the avenue of playing younger talent as they continued to face the problem of attracting senior players for the new season. “It’s always challenging at Denmark because of the numbers and no doubt we’ll have more challenges this year but hopefully we’ll play a few more colts this year than we did last time around,” he said “We don’t have all of them, there’s a few around that aren’t playing and so forth but there’s some talent in the colts side that might play up this season so we’ve got that option. “In terms of seniors we haven’t had the best turnout and it might be quite similar to last year in terms of a few struggles but we’ll just see how we go. “It should be good though, a few of the Albany teams look pretty solid, we have Albany in round one who I think will be one of the heavy favourites so it’s a tough one first-up.” DWFC president Tyrone Kennedy said he was pleased with the reappointment of Nisbett. “Brad has been great for the town and he’s got a relaxed attitude and a fair bit of knowledge from his WAFL days,” he said. “He’s got a good coaching style and we’re glad to have him on again.” The Magpies will play Albany at McLean Park on Saturday, April 22 in the season opener as part of Anzac Round.