Certainly, mateship, managing our mental health and an excuse to get out an exercise are all at the top of those lists. Sporting success and a new coaching leader are also high on the priority lists.
At the conclusion of the 2021 season our Football Operations Manager Frank Massara put together a panel of selectors to find and engage the right person to lead our club from a coaching perspective. The panel consisted of Frank Massara, Scott Ryan, Kane O'Brien, Jamie Wright and myself.
The coaching panel undertook long and thorough search to find a respected and experienced individual who can lead the club in 2022 and beyond.
I would like to thank the panel for their efforts as we have now found our man!
Welcome Derek Shaw!
Northside Lions Superules is excited to announce that former Collingwood VFL player Derek Shaw has been appointed as Senior Coach of the club for season 2022.
Derek who started his football career at Bundoora as a junior, played 47 games and kicked 32 goals for the Pies between 1978 and 1984. He also won a premiership with South Fremantle in the WAFL in 1980. Post VFL he played with both Greensborough and Macleod in the NFNL.
He comes with a wealth of coaching experience with several successful stints at Macleod, Northern Saints, Heidelberg West and Whitehorse Pioneers.
Derek will start the preseason in first week in February so stay tuned for more information in the new year. We wish Derek all the best in season 2022 and welcome him to the club.
The stage is now set for a perfect start to the 2022 season. We have locked in our first training date and we have starting planning our practice matches. I'm sure we all can't wait to get back out on the track and begin our 2022 journey.
Now we must turn our attention to celebration, family and friends as we commence the festive season and enjoy the year that was.
Enjoy your break, eat lots, drink plenty, indulge in the weather and most of all stay say over the break.
Happy Festive Season to all!