2020 Womens and Girls Coaching appointments 2020 will be our 3rd year of Women’s Football at Reynella Football Club, we have come a long way in the short period the SFLW teams were introduced, our first training was a combined squad for U14s and Women of about 15 girls, 2019 season saw around 60 girls registered to play at the club across the 3 teams, and with the enthusiasm the girls bring with them I can only see our numbers continue to grow. I am pleased to announce our Coaches for 2020 are:
Under 14s – Nathan Baldock Nathan returns in 2020, he took on a group of new but very keen girls in 2019. Many had never played Footy before but if you had a chance to see them play were eager to learn. Nathan quickly gained the support and respect of the girls and it was terrific to see them grow. Nathan at the end of the year approached me saying he was keen to continue as the U14 Girls coach, he felt that the improvement they had this year would continue into 2020. Welcome back Nathan we wish you and the girls all the success .
Under 16s – Peter Wood
Peter also returns to coach the under 16s, Peter has long been a precious and valued member of our club and has for a long time been involved in skills development with many of our Junior players. Peter was a big contributor in getting our Girls teams off the ground in 2018 as the Womens Coaching co-ordinator and in 2019 took over the reigns for the U16 Girls team, the team made up mostly of girls coming up from U14s and still eligible to play U16s in 2020, made this years Grand Final and just fell short. Peter and Girls together look forward to another successful season in 2020.
Womens A Grade – Shane Bradshaw
I am excited to welcome back Shane Bradshaw to the Club but this time as a Coach, Shane comes on board as the 2020 Women’s A Grade Coach, Shane is a Life Member of the Club, A Grade Premiership player, SFL Association Player, selected in the SA Country Association team and also a member of the All Australian Country Chamionship team. Shane was an Assistant Coach to Braedon in 2019 where Shane got the Footy bug back and quickly put his hand up to take on Coaches role.Talking with Shane he is excited by the chance to begin his coaching career with the Club he loves.
I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Braedon Talbot for being the Inaugural womens Coach in 2018, I would also like to wish him all the success in his role as Assistant Coach to the Glenelg SANFLW team Please join the Committee of the Reynella FC and I in welcoming and supporting all 3 coaches for 2020 Dave DenyerRFC President
2020 Saturday Junior Coaching appointments Reynella would like to thank all applicants that applied and took time to be interviewed over the last few weeks. The quality of people applying for Coaching roles was extremely high this year and I can honestly say that the final decision for the Interview panel and the Executive Committee was not easy and was discussed at length. We are so lucky to have so many quality people willing to take up their time to ensure our kids are looked after. It is with great pleasure that I can now announce the Saturday Junior Coaches for 2020. Please make all 3 coaches welcome and get behind them and support them in their work with our kids in 2020.
Under 17.5 – Simon Karran Congratulations to Simon who returns for a 2nd year as the head coach of our U17.5 team, we saw Simon grow and learn in his first year coaching the U17.5 boys and we believe that he will continue to grow and develop again this year. Simon will continue to play Senior football at the club and is keen with Craig Austin to develop the U17.5s and get them ready for Senior football.
Under 15 – Luke Aschmoneit Luke takes over the reigns from Steve Besley after working as Assistant coach in 2019.Luke is a Life Member, Premiership player and past A Grade captain, his work in 2019 with the U15s was fantastic and not only saw the U15 boys grow and develop but saw Luke grow and develop as a Coach in his own right.
Under 13 – Brett Knowles Brett joins our Junior coaching ranks in 2020, he brings with him an impressive Coaching and Football background. His resume includes:
North Adelaide FC Seniors assistant coach in 2009 and 2010
3 years as playing coach and 3 years as playing assistant coach in AFL Canberra from 2003 to 2008
ACT Representative team coach 2005 and 2006 and Australian Country Football Championships Team 2004 and 2006
Level 3 AFL Coaching accreditation
Current Assistant Deputy Principal at Blackfriars Priory School and first 18 coach
Involved with Port Adelaide Power FC in a Talent ID/ recruiting role (since 2011)and most importantly Husband to Reegan and father of Cooper (Farrier U12 player 2019), Leni and Jude. We welcome Brett and family to the club Join the Committee of the Reynella FC and I in welcoming and supporting all 3 coaches for 2019 Dave DenyerRFC President