Getting to know the Rochester Football Club coach, James Flaherty

Rochester Football Club Coach, James Flaherty. Photo: Bailey Opie Photography.


What club do you coach for?

Rochester Football Club

When did you become coach?


What is your date and place of birth?

Born 5/11/1986 in Melbourne, but I grew up in Bendigo.

What is your nickname?


When was your first senior game?

My first game was for South Bendigo in 2004

What are your football honours (player and coach)?

Being named the Goulburn Murray Coaches Association Coach of the Year after getting Rochester Tigers to their first grand final in eight years.

What is your occupation?


What schools did you attend?

Spring Valley Primary School, Golden Square Primary School and Bendigo Secondary School.

What is your favourite food?


What is your favourite holiday spot?

Barwon Heads

What is your favourite movie?


Who has been the biggest influence on your career?

Not one particular person, just a lot of my early year’s coaches.

How many football games have you played?

I think about 225 overall.

How many football games have you coached?

Almost 100.