Sunday, 20 November 2011

Devonport Coaches and Preseason

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.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats Kenny, good luck with the season mate!