Southcity coach Nathan Rose will use the next month to weigh up his future after the Group Nine season ended this week.
Rose was disappointed to see the Group Nine season end the way it did this week, as COVID-19 again had a huge impact on his second year as Southcity coach.
Rose has led the Bulls for two seasons. The first was during a shortened 2020 season due to COVID-19, where a number of Southcity players sat the year out.
Then he had the Bulls in second place leading into finals this year, before COVID-19 brought the season to a premature end.
Rose will now weigh up whether he is keen to have a third crack at leading the Bulls for a full season.
"I've been waiting to see what the back end of the season looked like so I haven't got there yet," Rose said.
"I'm 50-50, to be honest. I'll probably just have to sit down over the next month and work out my future and what I want to do."
Rose said he found this season better than last.
"I did the first COVID season and the first year was a bit of a drag out," Rose said.
"We had a fair few blokes leave, go to different sports, building houses, work commitments, which was fair enough because of the shortened season and it dragged out so long before it started.
"This year we didn't get to finish so I haven't had a very good run in that sense.
"I've got to weigh up whether I want to go again because it's a big commitment. I think the shortened season last year actually helped me for this year coaching. Obviously you come in with your ideas but I sort of learnt what worked and what didn't."
Tumut co-coach Zac Masters is also yet to commit for next season but is likely to have another crack at the position again next year.
He has enjoyed testing himself in the coaching position.
"I'm not officially (signed) yet but at this stage I'll be here again next year," Masters said.
"It's been good. A good challenge. Some days probably not so much, you've got headaches and you've got to make decisions and dealing with different characters, but it's been a good challenge."
Both coaches don't think two COVID-interrupted seasons should have an impact on playing numbers next year, or players' attitudes.
"I don't think it will be a problem for players to get keen again because the season's still finishing at roughly the same time as it was supposed to so I don't think it changes anything for players coming into next year," Rose said.
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Masters believes the premature end to this season could provide motivation for players.
"It could work the other way. There might be blokes that are keen to get back into it," he said.
"Two shortened seasons, sometimes a long year can take it out of you and enjoy the off-season a little bit too much. The two shortened seasons, a lot of sides think there is unfinished business so they might be keen to go again next year."
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