Three Coaching Re-appointments Announced
The Waverley Park Hawks are pleased to announce the re-appointment of the following coaches for 2017:
Alex Vicic (U10 Girls), Damian Quinlan (under 11) and Nick Thompson (U13).
Under 10 Girls
Alex Vicic continues in 2017 in his role as coach of Under 10 Girls. After coaching many years at Auskick level, two years with the U9’s and a nomination for ‘Junior Coach of the Year’ in the Inner East Region, Alex is the perfect coach to help push the development of girls football starting at this level. Alex has a great understanding of players at the younger age groups and after the clubs first year with U9 girls, he looks forward to continually helping his players develop their skills and understanding of the game.
Working closely with his players, Alex will provide a great team environment and a continued introduction to football for the Under 10 girls. Girls football is set to take off in participation and Alex is the right person to provide positive reinforcement and encouragement to players at this level and will ensure all players have fun in a supportive environment.
Alex is excited and looks forward to working with the U10 girls to increase their development and enjoyment of this great game.
Damien Quinlan continues as coach of this group which now moves to the U11 level in 2017.
Damien is currently a teacher at Caulfield Grammar School where he teaches Year 10 PE. He has been teaching for over 20 years and has taught overseas and worked with students from all ages. As a junior he played football with Highett West, Cheltenham Assumption and trained with the Under 16's St.Kilda Junior Development Squad. In his senior years of footy he played with CBC St.Kilda and De La Salle College. In his first year of coaching, Damien's provided the Under 10's with an enjoyable and positive learning experience. He encouraged each team member to work with one another and to further develop their football knowledge and skills.
Damien looks forward to continuing this in 2017 at the Under 11 level where his players will be guided in another positive, fun learning environment.
Nick Thompson continues to coach this group as they move to U13 level after a successful 2016 where they won the Under 12 Premiership. Nick is passionate about his sport having played junior football for Ormond and then Caulfield Old Boys in Under 19’s as well as senior football. Nick is all about players working together and developing in their roles as a team. He relies on a positive, encouraging and respectful culture first and foremost within the team which reflects the club culture. After a great season with his team Nick was nominated for ‘Junior Coach of the Year’ in the Inner East Region. He will look to build on the current environment where your child will continue to learn and develop their skills while having fun.