Coaching News & Updates

Posted on 01/02/2019

January saw both experienced and some young enthusiastic coaches join our platform. With 4 Gold Coast based coaches and 1 Melbourne coach who will be our dedicated bayside coach. We are very excited to announce monthly coaches who join the growing list around Australia. Stay tuned monthly for these announcements as we connect these coaches with you in your local area. 

 

Gold Coast Coaches

 

 

 

Tom Fields

 

Tom grew up in QLD where he played all my junior football at the Labrador FC since the age of 6. After getting overlooked in the draft at 18 he then moved to South Australia where he played with the South Adelaide Football Club for two years before getting drafted by the Carlton FC at the age of 22. He has spent a year in the AFL system and 6 years in the SANFL. He’s really excited to move back to the Gold Coast and play with the Southport Sharks in 2019.

 

Tom will be offering sessions at the northern end of the Gold Coast, focusing on every age group with great experience in key position, half back and tall midfield roles.

 

 Book Tom here.

 

 

 

 

Matt Shaw

 

Matt is 26 years old born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria. Played for Chelsea Seagulls and Carrum Junior Football Clubs before being selected for Dandenong Stingrays in the TAC CUP. Matt played for Vic Country in the under 18 championships as a 17 year old, and went on to be drafted in the AFL pre draft to the Gold Coast Suns where he played 8 years and continued on to Carlton where he finished his career in 2018. Playing over a 100 AFL games in total.

Matt hopes to share his knowledge and passion for the game with younger aspiring players who hope to one day play at AFL level. He focusing on basic skill work and mentoring both male and female footballers. 

 

Book Matt here.
 

 

 

 

 

Dale Eames

 

Dales studied at Victoria University for 4 years completing a degree in Sports Coaching,

In November 2017 he moved to the Gold Coast in order to further his football coaching aspirations. He was fortunate enough to make the Southport Sharks NEAFL list for the 2018 season while coaching representative football through the Gold Coast Suns Academy & AFLQ Junior pathways.


Dale will help you with skills in your sessions but I will can make himself available to attend some of matches to get a greater understanding of the player.

 

Book Dale here.

 

Melbourne Coaches

 

 

David Dunbar

 

David has been in coaching for 25 years at various levels including being involved with AFL clubs for 13 years. He is also a Level 3 AFL Accredited High Performance Coach.


He has worked with AFL including players such as Aaron Davey, Harry Taylor, Adrian Deluca, Andrew Swallow, Chris Masten, Rhys Palmer, Cale Hooker, Josh Kennedy, Paddy Ryder as well as many others


His playing career included 100 VFL games with Frankston and Port Melbourne.

 

We are very excited to have a dedicated coach in the bay side region of Melbourne.

 

Book David here.