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HEIGHT U18.5 - 2024

Head Coach – Rob Curran – Rob comes to us from Maribyrnong Park where he coached the U16 1 team. Rob grew up playing football in the Hampton League in SW  Victoria. He played Senior Football in the HFNL, WDFNL, EFNL, VAFA & RDFL. His coaching background includes

- Reserves Coach Lancefield FNC 3 seasons

- Senior Assistant/Line Coach with Taylors Lakes FNC

- Junior Coach/Development Coach TLFNC

- Coach TLFNC U18.5

- Assistant Coach EDFL U15 2018, 2022.

- Involved at Coach Calder Cannons Development Programs 2017,2018 & 2023

- Coach U 16 (1) Maribyrnong Park 2023

Rob will bring strong leadership, communication & organisational skills to the role. He is committed to creating a program that will develop every player by creating an encouraging, challenging and rewarding environment. He will challenge the players to better themselves both as individual’s and as a group.

Rob: “The players will be exposed to a group of coaches who have extensive coaching & playing experience and are organised and professional. I am excited about the opportunity in front of us and the journey we will undertake as a group”

Assistant Coach – Luke Costa

We welcome back Luke Costa to the Heights. Luke returns home to Avondale Heights where it all started for him back in 1986. Luke enjoyed a wonderful 20-year playing career at the Heights from U10s right through to Senior Level and he represented the Club in over 200 games . Luke was Vice-Captain and a member of the 2004 B-Grade Premiership team which took the Club back to Premier Division where we have remained ever since. Luke has a passion for coaching, developing young footballers and building a team first culture. Luke has coached for the last 9 years at various junior levels, and more recently the last 2 seasons at U16s level at Maribyrnong Park.

Line Coaches – Tom Russell, Jackson Robb, Bradley Robb & Jacob Cutri – These boys need no introduction! All are a part of the Senior Playing group & Leadership Team and have come through our Junior program. They are looking forward to assisting Rob & Luke to help fast track the development of our U18.5 group!

Team Manger/Club Player Welfare – Craig Thomas – Craig brings a wealth of knowledge in the Player Welfare area as well as a strong business background. He will not only be the Team Manger of this group but will assist the whole club in the Player Welfare Space which is one of the most important roles at the AHFC.

 Welcome to all & what an exciting time ahead for our U18.5 group




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