After weeks of speculation, former NRL star and local product Glen Buttriss has confirmed his signing as captain-coach of the Cootamundra Bulldogs in 2018.
Buttriss recently agreed to terms and happily shared the news on the Bulldog’s Facebook page.
"It's more exciting for me than anyone else," he said.
"I'm like a little kid, I can't wait to get started and rip in with the boys."
Signing the Raiders 100-gamer is an incredible coup for the club which has struggled for consistency over the past two seasons but Buttriss said the desire to run back out onto Fisher Park had never truly left him.
"I've always had in the back of my mind that I wanted to have a season back in Coota," he said.
"I never knew when the time was going to be right, but it's now.
"The club may not have had much success on the field over the last couple of years but from everything I've been told it's heading in the right direction.
There is a great core group of local players and some really good young players coming through and I'm excited to be able to help with their progression.
"As a kid myself all I ever wanted to do was play first grade for Coota and run out onto Fisher Park."
Social media posts revealed Buttriss was in town last weekend and meet one-on-one with a number of local players to outline his hopes and plans for the 2018 Group Nine season.
"All the boys were great to talk with, they're all keen after a tough year but I'll say it again, no one is more excited about next year than me."
More to come.