Coaches Appointed for 2012
The Devonport Strikers are pleased to announce the following coaching appointments for the 2012 season:
Premier League Coach Chris McKenna
Premier League Assistant Coach Darren Chilcott
Premier League Reserves Coaches Andrew Meldrum
Premier League Under 18 Coach Mal Gorrie
Premier League Women’s Coach Krystine Jeffrey
Under 16 Boys Coach David Meldrum
Under 15 Girls Coach Bradley Chilcott
Under 14 Boys Coach Kevin Smith
Director of Junior Coaching Rod Andrews
Club President Andrew Groves is delighted with the appointments and also paid tribute to retiring coaches Tom McGinn and Peter Best. “We are extremely grateful for the hard work and years of service that Tom and Peter have given us, their contributions have left the club in a healthy state and made the transition for our new coaches and players an easy one.” Mr Groves said. With announcements surrounding the appointment of the Division 1 Coach imminent, the club is well placed to begin the new season on the right foot.
Newly appointed Senior Men’s Coach Chris McKenna is excited about the challenge of being a Playing Coach, and noted recently that the appointment of Assistant Senior Coach Darren Chilcott was a critical part of his plans for the new season, “ ‘Chilla’ has been around the game for many years & has also coached successfully at various levels. His role on game day will be vital as another set of eyes while I’m playing and it will be just as important in training during the week. The structure of training will be considerably different than it has been previously & Darren will play a key role in that.”
McKenna recently announced that Pre-season Training for the 2012 season will commence on Tuesday, the 22nd of November at 6.30pm. He noted that all Premier League players (Seniors, Reserves and Under 18’s) are welcome to attend. It is also anticipated that Under 14 and 16 Boys and Under 15 Girls Training will commence on the 6th of December 2011. Specific details of this are to be released shortly.