Director of Football and Coaching announced

During this off-season the Jags committee have been working hard on a rejuvenated 5-year plan to take the club into the 2020 season and beyond.
As part of that planning, we felt that with the continued growth of the club, and the recent addition of senior men and women, we needed to add in a role of Football and Coaching Director.
This role essentially is to formulate a coaching plan and support program, from under 6 through to senior men’s & women’s, in order for the club to teach and play a style of football that the entire club will work towards.
Among other things this F&C Director will be responsible for.
• Create a club wide game style so coaches understand what they are coaching towards from under 6 through to senior men and women’s
• Create a skills matrix so coaches have a clear understanding of what they are best to teach in each age group
• Head up a coaching selection panel
• In conjunction with the committee, offer support and education both for on-field and off-field growth of selected coaches including assisting with developing training night plans.
• Holding coaches and players accountable to the clubs overarching vision, mission and values.
• Assist coaches in selecting players in multiple team age groups (ie. One age group has Div1 & Div 3)
• Work with players, parents & coaches to determine where is the best fit in regards to division and/or age group for the football development of each player, whilst at the same time keeping in mind the players maturity around emotional & behavioral development as well as time commitments for school and outside club sport.
• Ensuring equipment is sufficient for coaches to effectively run training while also ensuring coaches are held accountable for looking after that equipment.

The committee approached numerous candidates during this year who we thought would be capable of delivering this role and are pleased to announce that Brett Duke has been appointed as JDAFNC Football & Coaching Director.

Brett has been heavily involved in community sport his entire life and for the past 6yrs the Jindalee football club. His passion is to educate, coach and mentor young athletes wanting to reach the next level both personally and in the sporting arena. He has a strong interest in all sports with AFL being his passion.

Growing up in Tongala (GVFL) in country Victoria, Brett moved to Noosa on the Sunshine Coast with his family in 1993 and quickly joined the Noosa Tigers AFC. Brett made his debut as a 16y/o and went onto play 275 senior games, including 2 senior premierships and captained the club for several of those seasons.
During his football career Brett has played at Tongala Football & Netball Club, Noosa AFC, Brisbane Lions Reserves, Subiaco AFC (WAFL), South Warrnambool AFC (Hampton Football League), South West Victoria, Yeronga AFC (Brisbane), and Jindalee Football and Netball Club.

Since completing his own competitive sport career, Brett has easily transitioned into coaching with a strong emphasis on assisting young athletes through personal development both on and off field.
Brett has a valuable interest in mental health and human behavior. He continues to educate himself in these areas in an effort to assist young athletes to address reservations they may have that prove to be barriers moving forward in life and sport.

Brett has assisted in many sporting clubs as a consultant, through his business, “Testing Limits Together”. This has exposed him to both male and female high performance groups including AFL (Brisbane Lions), presenter at AFLQ coaching courses, Australian Women’s Rugby league (Jillaroos), Australian cricket - including international women’s team and male and female development teams. NRL clubs (North Queensland Cowboys, Penrith Panthers) , and numerous other state, school and community teams, to explore what their respective team and individual performances can achieve.

Brett has recently been assistant coach of the Queensland State U18s female team and spent time at the AFLW and AFL draft combine to assist in the development of players striving to be their best.

Brett will be a huge asset to the development of our football program at the Jags but, most importantly, Brett will have an important impact on the personal lives of our players and their families.
We officially welcome Brett to the Jags coaching family and we are super excited for the start of the preseason and the 2020 year ahead.


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