We have a few exciting announcements to make regarding the Southern Power under 19s team in 2015!
1) COACHING APPOINTMENTS
The club is pleased to announce that Simon Closter will be the Head Coach of our U19s in 2015, with Cameron Roe as his Assistant, and Lou Maratheftis as Team Manager.
The Club sees this appointment as an important part of its future development pathway and the appointment of such a high calibre coaching team as important to ensure the success of its U19s, and club, going forward.
Simon ‘Simo’ Closter took the Power to a Division 2 premiership in 2010 and co-
coached us to 2 x Division 1 grand final appearances. For the past 12 months, he has also been a coach in the Swans Academy.
Cameron ‘Roey’ Roe is a club legend in courage, determination and leadership, having played the most senior games for the Sharks/Power. In recent years, he has assisted coaching in the Junior ranks.
We wish ‘Simo’, ‘Roey’ and ‘Lou’ all the best for the season ahead.
2) PARTNERSHIP WITH SHIRE PERFORMANCE PERSONAL TRAINING
Our new initiative, the “U19s only” strength and conditioning program, kicks off tomorrow at Shire Performance Training Centre, 102 Bath Rd, Kirrawee from 7.15pm. Sessions will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays during pre-season.
All current and prospective U19s are invited to attend. Check out the gym set up in the photos below, and bring a mate who is keen to give footy a go.
We are pleased to announce that Abraham Caroca will be the coach of the Southern Power Women’s team in 2015.
Having coached the club’s U19s for the last 2 years and prior to that having coached junior sides at Miranda Bombers for many years, Abe brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role.
As a current Swans Academy Coach, Abe has a coaching CV that his new rivals will find hard to match.
We wish Abe, and the ladies, well for the season ahead, as they attempt to back-up their undefeated premiership of 2014.
We are pleased to announce that Jack Dickens has been appointed as Senior Coach (playing) for season 2015.
With playing experience in the AFL Sydney Premier Division and in the Victorian Amateurs, Jack takes on the top job after being an assistant coach in 2014.
Congratulations Jack and all the best for 2015.
Stay tuned to this page for further coaching panel announcements over the coming days.