New president takes the helm of North Pilbara Football League

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Kevin Evans is the new president of the North Pilbara Football League.
Camera IconKevin Evans is the new president of the North Pilbara Football League. Credit: Shannon Beattie

The North Pilbara Football League has a new president who is excited to take over a league he was once a part as a teenager.

Kevin Evans moved to Wickham around 1985 and played with the Wolves for a couple of years.

Having returned to the Pilbara he is looking forward to applying his experience and working with all six teams.

“I once took on a role as the junior district coaching co-ordinator for the Perth Demons footy district and during that time was also the manager for the Demons reserve side,” he said. “I’m still finding my feet up here, so I want to work really closely with the clubs and the footy commission.”

Evans said he put his hand up for the role because it was such a great competition but he wanted to help keep it clean.

“I want to encourage the juniors but make sure they’re looked after,” he said.

“I want to make sure it’s a good, clean, fun, family environment so that parents can feel confident their kids will be protected.”

In terms of improvements, Evans wants to work on limiting teams travelling losing by 30 or 40 goals but recognises sometimes it can’t be helped.

“There really isn’t a lot you can do on that side of it apart from making sure you can field a team, so we need to have a talk around making sure we can get players on the park,” he said.

He is also excited at the prospect of being able to help the women’s league prosper.

“I’ve enjoyed watching the women’s AFL and having a proper ladies comp up here would be great for the community,” he said.

“I just love watching good footy, no matter who is playing.”

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