Colac Community Football and Netball Day

The Colac Community Football and Netball day was designed to assist all aspects of club football and netball in the Colac region. Here’s how the day looked:

Coaching Junior Players

All junior coaches were invited to a two hour coaching seminar with Football Development Manager Luke Maher and Dale Amos from the Carlton Football Club. The session was based around the AFL Coaches Code of Conduct and best practises when coaching junior players with 49 junior football and netball coaches attended the session.

Following Dale Amos’s presentation the groups separated into football and netball coaches groups. Mel Taylor from Netball Victoria took the netball coaches through netball training session planning and Brendan Forssman (Geelong Falcons Under 15 Head Coach) took the football coaches through an ideal training session.

Colac Academy

The 2017 Colac Academy kicked off with their first training session under the coaching of Dan Casey.  47 Colac region boys will be representing the Colac Academy this year.  Below is the 2017 Academy list:

William Ruddell Alvie Liam McMahon Irrewarra- Beeac
Zander Hickey Alvie Mitchell Thornton Irrewarra- Beeac
Judah O’Donnell Apollo Bay Ryley Walker Irrewarra- Beeac
Ben Rippon Apollo Bay Toby Middleton Irrewarra- Beeac
Liam Cannon Apollo Bay Jack Sanders Irrewarra- Beeac
James Fouracre Birregurra Isaac Moran Irrewarra- Beeac
Jeremiah Zdybel Birregurra Liam Zampatti Irrewarra- Beeac
Noah Allen Birregurra Jack Barber Irrewarra- Beeac
Liam Cunnington Birregurra Thomas Swayn Irrewarra- Beeac
Brady Coutts Colac Hugh Nelson Irrewarra- Beeac
Charlie Buchanan Colac Oscar Jones Lorne
Ryan Mulder Colac Miguel Pulido Lorne
Sam Mulgrew Colac Kalem George Otway
Hugh McCrae Colac Noah Ackerley Simpson
Josh Garner Colac Sam Rial Simpson
Trey Wheadon Colac Ben Hookway Simpson
Flynn Wisbey Colac Angus Hawkes Simpson
Oscar Barrow Colac Liam Brewer South Colac
Liam Cunningham Colac Imperials Sebastian Hay South Colac
Campbell Scott Colac Imperials Riley Mahoney South Colac
Trent Blake Colac Imperials Mason Genua South Colac
Liam Vesey Colac Imperials Elijah Reid Western Eagles
Hunter Rowe Colac Imperials Luke Fish Western Eagles
Tye Mason Colac Imperials    

Female Participation Session

The afternoon session of the day was spent with teenage girls from the Colac region. This was done to support the Colac Imperials Football Club in their bid to field both an Under 15 and Under 19 side in the Geelong Girls Competition. The girls were lucky enough to get professional advice from Melbourne FC and local Colac girl Shelly Scott.


AFL Barwon would also like to thank the following for their support of the day:

Peter and Trish Mulheron

Peter Hickey

Colac Football Netball Club

Shelly Scott – Melbourne Football Club AFLW

Dale Amos – Carlton Football Club

Mel Taylor- Netball Victoria

Brendan Forssman

Paul Liistro

Dan Casey

Will McGregor – Football Development Manager – AFL Barwon

Steve Motlop, Darcy Lang and Jack Henry- Geelong Football Club players

Simone Bellears – Geelong Football Club

Tim Hassett – Colac Imperials Football Club


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