New Sharks league coach Jamie Ramm takes rein at first training back

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New Albany Sharks coach Jamie Ramm.
Camera IconNew Albany Sharks coach Jamie Ramm. Credit: Laurie Benson

Experienced country footballer and former Peel Thunder player Jamie Ramm hit the track on Tuesday night for the first time as the new Albany league coach.

Ramm was announced as interim coach taking over from Stewart MacTaggart before the COVID-19 pandemic, but has since been confirmed as the No.1 man to lead the Sharks in the 2020 Great Southern Football League season.

For the first time in more than two months, the Sharks trained at their Centennial Stadium home this week.

Ramm said he was excited about taking the reins at the Sharks.

“There is a group of us that have joined the club this year, we are waiting a few years until our kids get here but we wanted to start setting the right platform,” he said.

“Earlier in the year the club wasn’t going the best, so a group of us thought we would come help the club out and make a change.

“The club needed a few new people to join the club.

Albany Sharks' juniors at training on Tuesday night.
Camera IconAlbany Sharks' juniors at training on Tuesday night. Credit: Laurie Benson

“The town needs another team in the competition, especially for the juniors.

“So we thought we would come down and help the Sharks stay alive.”

The Sharks are among several clubs that will start training this week or next, with all training sessions held under strict guidelines sent out by the WA Football Commission.

“It’s certainly an interesting season already but it’s just good to be able to get the boys back on the track,” Ramm said.

“It’s a bit like pre-season again, we will do a bit of fitness but have plenty of fun at the same time.

“We will wait and see like everyone else what’s going to happen, it’s a bit of an unknown (this season).”

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