Fulton comes to the Robins from Latrobe Football Club and takes over the top job from Tom Mitchell, who stepped down from the role after two years in charge.
Fulton, who also coaches Wynyard Cricket Club, said he knew he wanted to coach football at senior level again after previous stints as coach of the Spreyton Football Club’s reserve and senior sides and Latrobe’s reserves side.
“I always said that I was going back to seniors coaching and it was just about when it was right for me,” Fulton said.
“It is a good fit at Yeoman, I like a challenge and that is what it is going to be down here, because I haven’t been in the DFA since 2005 when I played with Myalla.”
Fulton said he was confident the majority of the playing list from 2018 will remain at the Robins and he will bring a couple players with him.
“I think in sport in general, no matter where you coach, you have always got work to do.
“The numbers are fine and although we have lost a couple when the clearance time opened and a couple did go through.
“There is not going to be a big turnover and I will be lucky enough to bring a couple with me from Devonport and Latrobe way.
“But we will not announce those names until we announce the round one team.”
Fulton said he expected the number to pick up at training after the Christmas break and he would try to instill an attacking structure.
The Robins’ reserves side will be coached by Jackson James, who said it was the support of his family that helped him make the decision to take on the role.
“My family are going to support me 100 per cent and so will the club, so I decided to take the role and I look forward to helping take the club forward.”