womenscoachbelindaSt.Bede’s/Mentone Tigers are pleased to announce the appointment of Senior Women’s playing/ Assistant coach, Belinda Ousley for 2020. Belinda comes to us with a wealth of football skills and knowledge having represented Australia in an International rules match vs Ireland in 2006. In the same year, Belinda played a pivotal role in Geelong VFLW’s (country division) successful season as the leagues leading goal kicker. In 2012 Belinda came third runner up in the NFWL best and fairest, while she was a playing head coach at Altona football club from 2012 - 2013. More recently Belinda has been named in the SEWF interleague team in both 2018 and 2019, having been named captain in the 2019 side. Belinda has also been named in the SEWF 2018 and 2019 team of the year as well as league MVP in 2018.

St Bedes / Mentone Tigers AFC in “Premier B” of the VAFA is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Reserves Coach for the 2020 season. 

The role is a critically important one as the club moves into the second year of a three year plan. Whilst season 2019 was a consolidation and development year by the club both on and off field in Premier B after falling from Premier A at the end of season 2018, the club is desirous of a very strong 2020 season propelling the club into Premier A in 2021 where it expects to compete with the top teams. With high hopes that the senior team will have success in season 2020, critical to that success is for a very strong senior reserves and seniors thirds teams in 2020.

The reserves role in 2020 is a highly attractive one for a host of reasons including:

  1. A refreshed playing list after having played over 50 players in the seniors in 2019, which will not only bode well for senior team success, but reserves team success in 2020.
  2. A continued emphasis by the senior coaching group on reserves team success and importance to the club.
  3. Strong numbers, evidenced by the fact that the club was able to field a senior thirds team in 2019, which it expects to do again in season 2020.
  4. A large number of our 2019 Under 19 players to make the progression to the senior group in season 2020.
  5. A large number of our 2019 Under 19 players having already experienced senior team football in 2019.
  6. With a brand new facility and pavilion upgrade, we will be home to one of the premier facilities in the Bayside Area.
  7. Mentoring and development by a group of four senior coaches, each of who are continuing on from the 2019 season. 

Applicants will need to demonstrate:

  • A large focus on culture, leadership, demonstrating correct behaviours, positivity. 
  • Strong communication and relationship skills.
  • A strong desire to teach and develop players as footballers and young men.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with our senior coach.
  • Desire to take drills in training sessions according to training plans set up the senior coaches (after instruction and teaching by the senior coaching group if that is necessary). 

All applicants must have Level 1 coaching accreditation, or be prepared to complete it in early 2020.

Those with no prior coaching experience should feel free to apply so long as they display the attributes set out above. 

Applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications close 17 November.

St Bedes/Mentone Tigers AFC is seeking expressions of interest for exciting opportunities to join the club. We have two Under 19 Coaching roles available.

  • Under 19 Head Coach 
  • Under 19 Development Coach

 

In 2020, the Tigers will again be fielding two teams in the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA). We also field junior teams below Under 19 level in the South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL).

We are based at the Mentone Recreation Reserve and provide a great pathway for our players with new facilities being built and will be ready for 2020.

Working with our Senior coach and his Assistants, a key focus for the successful applicants will be the development of the playing list to achieve the overall purpose and objectives of the Tigers.

Prior experience in coaching is desirable; however, this is also an exciting opportunity for a recent player to begin their coaching career. It is expected that you have attained or will attain an AFL Victoria Foundation Coaching accreditation (formerly Level 1 accreditation).

Principal duties include:

  • Provide game day leadership and coaching expertise and for the senior team.
  • Instruct, provide input and attend training sessions.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Coach ensure consistent club coaching policies and strategies are applied.
  • Provide regular individual player and group player feedback.
  • Ensure effective player policies, team rules and club policies are followed to uphold the reputation and aspirations of the Club.
  • Work with our SMJFL boys teams’ coaches throughout the grades to provide mentoring
  • Engage with the Tigers community through attendance at relevant post-game functions and events.

Additional requirements for applicants are:

  • Strong communication skills both on and off field.
  • Demonstrated experience at building and maintaining relationships with key club stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the ethos of amateur football.

All applicants will be treated confidentially and considered on their experience and merits. Applications close 31 October.

To express your interest please contact Peter Davis, Board Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  0417 357 634

St Bedes/Mentone Tigers AFC is seeking expressions of interest for an exciting opportunity to join the club as our Senior Women’s Assistant Coach.

In 2020, the Tigers Women will be fielding two teams in the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA). We also field girls’ teams in the South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL)

We are based at the Mentone Recreation Reserve and provide a great pathway for our players with new facilities being built and will be ready for 2020.

Working with the Senior Women’s coach, a key focus for the successful applicant will be the development of the playing list to achieve the overall purpose and objectives of the Tigers with a view to taking over the role in future years.

Prior experience in coaching is desirable; however, this is also an exciting opportunity for a recent player to begin their coaching career. It is expected that you have attained or will attain an AFL Victoria Foundation Coaching accreditation (formerly Level 1 accreditation).

Principal duties include:

  • Provide game day leadership and coaching expertise and for the senior team.
  • Instruct, provide input and attend training sessions.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Coach ensure consistent club coaching policies and strategies are applied.
  • Provide regular individual player and group player feedback.
  • Ensure effective player policies, team rules and club policies are followed to uphold the reputation and aspirations of the Club.
  • Work with our SMJFL girls teams’ coaches throughout the grades to provide mentoring
  • Engage with the Tigers community through attendance at relevant post-game functions and events.

Additional requirements for applicants are:

  • Strong communication skills both on and off field.
  • Demonstrated experience at building and maintaining relationships with key club stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the ethos of amateur football.

All applicants will be treated confidentially and considered on their experience and merits. Applications close 31 October.

To express your interest please contact Peter Davis, Board Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  0417 357 634

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