Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Academy squads and coaching line-up announced

David Lee February 7, 2018

AFL Goulburn Murray has finalised its coaching structure for the 2018 Tatura Milk AFL Goulburn Murray Youth Development Academy program.

With training bases at Kialla, Princess Park, Rochester and Echuca, the evolving nature of the program has also necessitated the appointment of some fantastic new coaches to this season’s program.

The Rochester U13 group will be headed up by experienced coach, Paul Clarke, who has an incredible record from his time at the Cairns Saints as well as having recently coached U18s for Echuca in the Goulburn Valley. He will be assisted by 2016 Goulburn Valley Football League interleague squad member, Bart Phillips, who has decided to combine his transition into a senior Assistant Coaching role at Lockington with our Youth Academy.

The Echuca squad will gain the services of former Echuca, Moama and Lockington Best and Fairest winner, as well as senior premiership coach, Adrian Dohnt. Ady will join forces with Flip Evans to mentor the U14 group.

Retained coaches from the 2017 program include Cameron Stewart, Luke Moodie, Phillip Evans, Stephen Ash, Brett Warburton, Daryl Chalcraft, Phil Guthrie, Ross Opie, Jamie Atkinson and Damien Saxon, who will instrumental in mentoring the new appointments.

Players selected for the third year of the Tatura Milk AFL Goulburn Murray Youth Development Academy have also been announced.

With training bases at Kialla, Princess Park, Rochester and Echuca, the Academy continues to evolve to provide a point of difference training to the elite juniors in the region.

The 2018 program will commence the week of February 19 with the parent induction program and some testing procedures facilitated by the Murray Bushrangers and Bendigo Pioneers TAC CUP high performance staff.

To see a full list of players, visit www.aflgoulburnmurray.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-Tatura-Milk-Academy-Squads.pdf