Women's Footy Off Field Leadership Team
11 October 2019
Banyule FC is pleased to announce the off field Leadership team that will lead our Senior Women’s team into their inaugural season in the NFNL in 2020.
Senior Coach – Dan Sheean
Dan has been extensively involved in underage girls football in the local area, including 3 seasons as Head Coach of Banyule JFC Junior Girls teams, and twice taking Junior Girls School teams to State Grand Finals. Dan will work closely with John to establish a first class Women’s Football Program at Banyule that will endeavour to ensure our players improve not only as footballers, but people as well. A long time member of the Banyule FC family, we are incredibly excited to have Dan on board as our inaugural Senior Women’s coach and look forward to Dan making the team his own.
Director of Women’s Football – John Simpson
John has a local football resume to rival anyone’s, and we are thrilled to have him on board to set up our inaugural Women’s Program. John has held Junior & Senior Coaching roles at Ivanhoe Amateur Football Club & Latrobe University Amateur Football Club, in addition to a rich association with Banyule FC including 8 x seasons as Senior Men’s Coach and a stint as Senior President of the Football Club. Further, John was also bestowed the honour of coaching the VAFA U19 Representative team on 3 separate occasions. Off field, John has a background in coaching people, cultivating strong culture & leadership – we look forward to John bringing these different skill sets to this Program.
Team Manager – Joanne Bonar
Jo & her family also have a strong relationship with the Banyule Junior & Senior Clubs and she is incredibly passionate about making this program a success. Off field, Jo works in the fitness space so we envisage integrating some of her knowledge in this space to add value to the Program. On top of this, Jo will oversee the welfare & logistics areas of the Women’s space.
Dan, John & Jo will be supported by a network of dedicated Development Coaches who will be on hand to provide one on one tutorial to players where required.
Stay tuned for an announcement regarding an official launch event & details of preseason training. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in being involved in the team (on or off field), please get in touch with Dan on 0418 372 406.