Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Jb Calls It Quits

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Jb Calls It Quits

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Byline: Rebecca Singh

'Juniors need to be the focus for the club' AUSSIE RULES:The Gympie Cats president Jason "JB" Bromilow is stepping down from the job in a move to allow the club's juniors to grow.

Bromilow, who has been in leadership position with the club since 2005 and president of the Cats for four years, said the position needed fresh ideas.

"My time was due I thought," he said.

"We have certainly concentrated on the last two years with seniors and that is where I will be staying but I think it is important for the club to have a new president to come in and focus on the juniors." Cats juniors have had a strong outfit but Bromilow said the numbers had dropped. "I will be the first to admit that we have not put a lot of time and effort in and I thought if I just concentrate on the seniors just by helping with the recruiting, coaching and on game day. But for the club to go forward we need someone new and fresh to get the juniors up to where they used to be five or six years ago where we had 120 to 130 children running around instead of 60 to 70." With plenty of successes celebrated in the seniors and juniors, Bromilow said it was a tough balancing act.

"It is a hard balance, you do the juniors or you try and do the seniors," he said.

"You cannot do both, well you can but one of ours is faltering at the moment. We need to put a lot of effort into the juniors." With his two sons playing in Brisbane and his daughter for the Cats women, Bromilow's focus on juniors has shifted.

"I am not as passionate about the juniors as I used to be when I started up Cool Cats and (was) going around to the schools," he said.

"Some of my children have left and my daughter plays for the women so I don't really have anyone that I follow in the juniors and which is why I have lost that passion. I keep an eye on it but we need to get into the schools and pump up the numbers again." After 14 years with the club, Bromilow has accumulated a decent highlight reel. …

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