AFL National Coaching Conference
Spend a great weekend at Etithad Stadium - Friday 30th January to Sunday 1st February - hearing from experienced AFL coaches and experts in the game and talking footy with over 500 coaches from around the country who want to develop their coaching skills to better develop and improve their teams for the 2015 season and beyond. The cost of the weekend conference is $360 and includes triple premiership coach Alastair Clarkson delivering a keynote presentation on the opening night of the 2015 AFL National Coaching Conference.
Other key presenters who are confirmed include:
- Leigh Russell (Inspired Heads)
- Peter Schwab (Brisbane Lions Football Club)
- Stan Alves (Coaching Ambassador)
- David Parkin (Coaching Ambassador)
- Jason Berry (Victoria University/Maribyrnong Sports Academy)
- Shane Pill (Flinders University/West Adelaide)
- David Wheadon (Coaching Consultant)
- Adrian Fletcher (AFLQ)
- Michelle Cowan (South Fremantle/Melbourne)
For more info or to register go to - http://www.aflcommunityclub.com.au/index.php?id=428
At Wednesday night's AGM (19th November), all positions were filled with applicants being elected unapposed. Gary Matthews continues the role as President along with Rod Lucas as Secretary (25th season), and interestingly to note there have only been two secretaries in the last 50 years of the MGFL. Well done Cliff & Rod. Neil Grimshaw (Senior vice-president), Len Scurrah (Junior vice-president), Pauline Tantau (Assistant Secretary), Charlie Cauchi (Treasurer) and Mick Bragagnolo (Executive Member) were also elected unapposed.
The season will start on April 11 and the proposed re-match of the Grand Final between Mirboo North and Newborough will take place at Mirboo North on Sunday April 26th. (All matches at this stage will be on Sunday 26th) in lieu of Anzac Day on the 25th. Yinnar and Boolarra will play a Sunday match on June 7th.
SENIOR COACHES FINALISED
All clubs have finalised senior coaches and most have now started training in what looks like going to be an intensive year of football. New coaches are: Yinnar-Nick Lecchino (although not new to MGFL fans, having had a successive stint at Morwell East), he comes over from Rosedale and is looking to have an exciting season. YYN have picked up Adam Bailey (ex-Morwell) and having a current Trood Award medallist, is a recruiting coup for the Bombers, there are many ex-Bombers expected to heed the call and return to the fold. Yarragon have appointed last year's assistant coach and best & fairest winner in Stuart Edwards who originally came from Bunyip. Colin King has taken over the reins at Morwell East and with Daniel Hawkins as his assistant the East are looking good at this time of the season. Dean Caldow has accepted the position at Newborough and has replaced Glenn Michie who resigned due to work and travel. Hill End have been impressed with Brad Sinclair as their new coach after good attendance at training. All the other clubs have re-appointed their last season coaches. Thorpdale (Nathan Scurrah), Boolarra (Tony Giardina), Trafalgar (Jock Mcfarlane), and dual premiers Mirboo North have stuck with Troy Hamilton with Clancy Bennett returning from Sth Australia as assistant coach.
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Mid Gippsland will celebrate 80 years in 2015.(1935-2015). How will they celebrate? Any ideas? If you have any ideas on how the league could celebrate this amazing feat contact the league secretary.
The updated MGFL constitition is now available to view under the 'administration' menu.
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