Hampden Football Netball League (HFNL) interleague coach Jonathan Brown has selected Leigh McCluskey, Adam Dowie, Luke Crane and Aaron Sinnott as assistant coaches for the HFNL interleague side at the AFL Victoria Community Championships in May.
Brown, a three time AFL Premiership player with the Brisbane Lions, has selected four assistants with strong football pedigrees.
Leigh McCluskey will act as Chairman of Selectors and has an enviable coaching record. He won four premierships over twenty five years in various coaching roles, including senior coaching appointments at South Warrnambool and North Warrnambool Football Clubs. He was also Brown's first senior coach at South Warrnambool.
Adam Dowie is the most successful Hampden Football League coach in history, having won premierships with Koroit (2014, 2015, 2016), Warrnambool (2010) and Terang Mortlake (2004, 2005).
Luke Crane is the senior coach of the Portland Football Club. He is a former South Australian National Football League (SANFL) star, having played 125 games with the Sturt Football Club and won the 2008 Magarey Medal as the best player in the SANFL.
Aaron Sinnott had a decorated career with Camperdown Football Club, winning two premierships and playing 263 games. He also spent two seasons on Carlton's VFL list in the early 2000's under current Fremantle Coach Ross Lyon.
Jonathan Brown was pleased with the coaching team he's been able to put together. “It’s great to be involved with a fantastic coaching staff. Their previous experience with Interleague will prove invaluable to the way we approach the game. We are aiming to provide an experience that players will aspire to be involved with each year.” Brown said.
The Hampden Football Netball League will play the South East Football Netball League on Saturday 13 May 2017 in Melbourne.