THE COACHES

 

Senior Coach - Nick Bourke

Nick Bourke joined the OGs at the beginning of 2016 as Director of Football and brought to the club a deep knowledge and understanding of VAFA football and the behaviours associated with successful clubs. Nick’s CV, particularly in regard to amateur football is almost unparalleled. He played over 200 games and coached three premierships with Old Xaverians in A Section and is an 8-year VAFA State coach (a record). In addition to this, Nick has spent time with Carlton’s reserves in the VFL as an assistant coach. Having spent recent years away from the head coach role, Nick is enthusiastic and excited about the challenge and opportunity which lies ahead with Old Geelong in 2018.

Email - nick@bourkeproperty.com.au

Phone - 0419 516 860

 

Senior Assistant Coach and Head of Development - Nick Abbott

Nick Abbott returns in 2018 as Senior Assistant Coach and Head of Development. In this role, he will work closely with Nick Bourke and will dedicate time to our Under 21 Development Program. Nick grew up in Geelong and has ties with both Geelong College and many of our past players having played senior football at Newtown. Four knee reconstructions prematurely ended his playing career and having spent the past five years as a teacher up in Northern Territory he went on to coach in Division 1 of the NTFL and was an assistant with the NT Thunder U18s. Nick will be tasked with being our midfield line coach on game day and will be responsible for taking training drills and working on player analysis throughout the week.

Email - ncsabbott@gmail.com

Phone - 0412 578 056

 

Senior Assistant Coach - Michael Holland

Michael “Dutchy” Holland will continue as Senior Assistant Coach in 2018 managing rotations and opposition analysis. Michael first joined the Club in 2010 as Under 19s coach, taking that side to a preliminary final in their first year. The next year, he joined the Senior coaching ranks as an assistant and has maintained that role since. Michael has terrific mind for football analysis, and prides himself on getting the most out of players through game-sense drills.

Email - mholland@shawstock.com.au

Phone - 0419 210 500

 

Reserves Coach - TBA

 

Under 19's Coach - TBA

 

 

CLUB XVIII Coach - TBA

 

 

WOMEN's Coach - TOBY BOYLE

Toby Boyle will again take the reigns with our women's team this year after a highly successful debut in 2017.

Email - boyle_t@hotmail.com

Phone - 0447 181 212

 

 

 

 

 

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