Saturday, November 25, 2017

Senior Coach Annoucement

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Chirnside Park Football Club is pleased to announce Alan Love as their new senior coach


Alan’s playing career spanned from 1988 in the U12s to 2012, finishing at Chirnside Park. Most of his career was at Ringwood where he played senior footy in Divisions 1 and 2, as well as playing a year at Doncaster East in 1999, and Aquinas in the VAFA from 2007-2010 (including a grand final and coaching the Reserves in 2009-10). In 2011-12, Alan was a playing senior assistant coach at Chirnside Park in Division 3, before retiring and moving to the Waverley Blues in 2013 as a senior assistant coach.


Over the years Alan has been involved with coaching junior footy – at Norwood from U13s to U17s (including regular finals appearances and a U17 premiership in 2015), and as an assistant coach in 2014 for the YJFL A grade U15s who finished runners up.

The past three years Alan has been involved at Blackburn Football Club as their Development Coach. In that time Alan helped guide the team to top 3 finishes each year and was rewarded in 2016 with a premiership flag – this was Alan’s proudest day in footy without doubt. Alan was also part of Blackburn’s senior coaching panel during his time.

We welcome Alan back to Chirnside Park as our new Senior Coach for 2018. Alan certainly relishes the new challenge ahead of him. No doubt we will see Alan and his experienced coaching staff implement much of his Division 1 experience with their main focus on developing our young charges and steering them towards the finals with the premiership flag being our goal.

Alan is married to Sara with 3 teenage kids, we welcome them to our club and we certainly look forward to their involvement. During the day Alan works at Momentum Energy as National Compliance Manager.

Preseason will kick off on Monday 20th November from 6pm at Oxley College Sports Oval and will run to December 20th.

read Alan's interview in the Leader Newspaper  more .....


 Chirnside Park is pleased to announce one of their Senior Assistant Coaches Glenn Curren -  


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Glenn played most of his junior footy at De La Salle before playing U19 footy at Melbourne FC, and then returning to De La to play in 2 U19 premierships. Glenn then played senior footy for Old Mentonians (coached by Garry Connolly!) before moving back again to De La and playing for 6 years.

He then joined Black Rock in the SFL (wearing Essendon jumpers a key reason!!), and played in 2 premierships before retiring in 2009. Following a few years of playing super rules, Glenn then went to Blackburn as a senior assistant coach through his connection with Garry, with 2017 being his 3rd year at Blackburn, Glenn has now followed Alan Love to Chirnside Park to be one of our senior assistant coaches

Married to Jodi with 3 children aged 13 to 22, Glenn works at Montmorency Secondary College as a Teachers Aid.

More info will come on the other assistant coaches in the coming weeks.




Milestone Games

Congratulations to Steve "SUPA" Young who is playing his 250th game on Saturday

We also congratulate the Bridgy Twins - Luke & Stuart London who play their 150th games on Saturday

2018 Pre Christmas Training

The 2017 season is done and dusted, now its time to turn your attention to the dreaded 2018 pre-season training which starts on Monday 20, November for all Seniors & U19’s. Senior Women commence on Tuesday 21 November, Juniors pre season starting date TBA and the 045's start on Tuesday 21st November. But it doesn't have to be daunting. Use this five week pre Christmas programme to ease yourself back in and then build yourself up so you're firing on all cylinders come April 7, 2018 when the seniors season kick starts.

We welcome everyone to come down to training and show your support, also we especially welcome any new recruits looking to play for Chirnside Park “Panthers”

Please remember it is imperative that all players, coaches and all parents must adhere to all the rules and guidelines especially the parking requirements laid down by Oxley Life Ministry College.


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