To the Brunswick Football Community,

A quick message to let you know I have made the decision not to coach on in 2021.

My wife and I are excited to welcome our first child later on this year and the decision to put family commitments and work commitments ahead of football has been made.

Although I know this is the right decision at this time it’s still an extremely hard decision to make. I cannot provide the commitment levels needed for coaching whilst also being a present and committed father/husband throughout 2021.

Being from the country and not having that family support network around us has also played a major part in my decision. Hopefully throughout 2021 we can spend more time visiting our family in country areas with our new baby.

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to lead this group for even a brief period and although 2020 did not work out how we or anyone planned, I have made great connections and friendships over this short period.

We wish the whole Brunswick Football Club community all the best for 2021 and beyond. Thank you once again for the opportunity. I have great faith in this current playing group. They have shown through the brief period that I have known them to be extremely resilient, hard working and ambitious in the way they approach their football. I wish them all the best and thank them all for their support and commitment over the last 12 months.

Thanks again and best of luck in 2021.

Tim O’Dwyer