Panthers Footy' - every training session, every game!

'Panthers Footy' - every training session, every game!




Happy New Year to all our Panther families and welcome to what looms as an exciting 2018!!

With the school holidays coming to an end, our thoughts start to turn towards ‘Panthers Footy’ and pre-season.

Your football club has been working quietly behind the scenes over the holidays towards the appointment of coaches for the upcoming season. We hope to formally announce them in the coming week. 

Most importantly, the committee has made the big decision to invest in the development of a football program to ensure our players, through their coaches, meet their personal development potential.

Thanks to the generous support from club sponsor Butler Market Gardens CEO, Rick Butler, the Cheltenham Junior Football Club are proud to announce our association with Step Ahead High Performance Coaching in developing and implementing an exciting football program:

  • for all teams  
  • for all age groups - from Auskick to U17s from 2018 onwards.





Step Ahead High Performance Coaching is a Leader in Football Solutions for Teams, Clubs, Leagues, Coaches and individual Players.

Step Ahead HPC was formed by leaders in the football industry with years of experience. Current Director and our lead contact, Tony Pucella, has vast coaching experience.
Tony is currently St Kilda FC Specialist coach/Talent Manager for their Next Generation Program and a selector for the Victorian SSV U15 program. He has various other roles within the footy industry. Tony has also previously spent 5 years as an assistant coach/development coach at the Sandringham Dragons U18 program. 
With Tony's experiences and fellow directors, Simon McPhee (St Kilda Midfield coach), Justin Plapp (Melbourne FC Midfield coach) and Peta Searle (St Kilda FC Womens General Manager), Step Ahead HPC will implement their vast experience to design a modern program. This program will guide the club and our coaches on an exciting journey to create "Panthers Footy”, an environment of fundamental development through fun and modern coaching techniques. 

So what are you waiting for? 

Registrations are now open so make sure you secure your place to be part of this exciting program!!
Go Panthers!!!”

Roger Grech
Vice President and Head of Football 
Cheltenham Junior Football Club
Le Page Park, Cheltenham 
Mobile: 0417112915


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