Coaches for 2016

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Under 6's Jason Mandile

Proudly supports:
Carlton - Blues

Jason has been involved with our club for 5 years and known around the club as "EAGLE"
Originally from Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.
Jason has enjoyed a long and successful football career playing all over Australia. Throughout his 30 years of playing, Jason has won numerous Premierships and Best and Fairest awards.

Still playing football today with the Eshay Clan Eagles AFL9s Football Club. He has enjoyed the riches of a few more Premiership wins with the Clan over the last few years.

We are privileged to have Eagle at the Eels. His wealth of knowledge and game day strategy will help build our club in the coming years.

 Under 8 Blue Toby McIver    
 Under 8 Red Adam Gardiner    
 Under 9's Brett Farnsworth    

Proudly Supports:
Brisbane Lions
Brett has been involved with our club for 4yrs.

During his younger years enjoyed playing an array of sport, many at a state level.

Brett played football all his childhood, up until he started full time work.

Recently returned to playing Master AFL with the Tigers but has now hung the boots up.

Brett now enjoys the role of Coach, passing on his knowledge to our future footballers. He spends his summer coaching a local junior cricket team and his winter coaching at the Mighty Eels.

Great to have Brett at the Eels supporting our growing club.

 Under 10's

Duane Hoey
(Director of Coaching)



Duane has been involved with our club for 5 years and known around the club as "HOEY" or "COACH"

His passion for AFL spans over 30 years as a player and now as a Coach.

His football career started as a junior in Adelaide, South Australia. There playing for SANFL club - West Adelaide Bloods. After playing in a senior premiership side with SAAFL Club Tea Tree Gully, he then moved to Queensland and played in the MAFL for the North Mackay Saints. Eventually moving to Brisbane and playing for the Coorparoo Kings.

Early retirement from senior football was next, due to a number of knee and shoulder injuries. This did not curb his love and passion, Duane is now heavily involved with numerous teams. Not only coaching in his third consecutive season at the Eels, this year our U10's.
He enjoys nothing more than strapping on the boots to play and Coach a local AFL9s team called the Eshay Clan Eagles, in which they have won 6 Premierships.

Duane will be instrumental in bringing the Eels brand of footy to our players this season. He will be assisting all our teams Coaches this year in the role of Director of Coaching.

We are extremely fortunate to have Coach Hoey at the Eels, sharing his passion of footy with our young rising stars.


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