More than a decade after he first started playing for his beloved Imperials Football Club, Matthew Seymour has taken on the role of head coach for the club’s colts team. Seymour said he accepted the position after being approached recently by the club to take on the role as a way to give something back. Although he stopped playing due to injuries two years ago, Seymour continued to be very active around the club last season, helping with coaching and training at the league and reserves level. The 25-year-old said although he was excited about the upcoming season he understood the challenges he would be facing given a number of colts players joining the league and reserves squads this year. “I am definitely looking forward to it and I think it is going to be a bit of a different squad this year,” he said. “We have got a few guys that are not colts ages anymore, they will be pushing up into that league side so it is not going to be quite the same team that seemed to be really dominant for the last few years.” Mr Seymour said he was “focused” on winning but he also wanted the players under his tenure to enjoy the game and the time they spend at Imperials Football Club. “We want to be focused on winning, like winning games of football is good but also just making sure that the squad is all having fun because that is why we play footy really, to have fun,” he said. “That whole mateship thing, so just making sure that the guys want to be at the club and show up every week. “It is not just about developing those guys as players but also as young men.” The new head coach said he would be starting his pre-season training in the first week of February.