2019 Football Coaching Announcements

Our football coaching roster has taken shape ahead of the commencement of pre-season training on Wednesday the 21st of November. Stay tuned to the club’s Facebook page and Players Only group for updates on venues and times. As always, we welcome new players to the club and they can register their interest here.

Lachlan Batt – Senior Coach
After 12 months at the club and his first season of Senior coaching under his belt, Batty is all-in on ensuring we are headed towards on-field success. Being a playing coach, it was important that we added some support around him.

He managed his first full season on the park in 2018 for a number of years and is also poised to play a vital role on-field as well.

Patrick Irons – Reserves Coach
After serving an apprenticeship under Jeremy Starke for the last couple of season, Patty Irons will take the reigns of the Reserves in 2019. Fuelled by passion for the club, Patty is set delivering success and supporting the culture and development of the club’s playing list.

Senior Assistant Coaches
Kristian Bliesner
Big ‘KB’ was forced into retirement with hip issues in the pre-season last year and has since been an important part of our coaching setup. In 2019 we look forward to his role and responsibilities growing even more. As the only non-playing Senior assistant, his role on match days is vital.

Ryan Handley
With a strong family connection to the club, it’s fantastic to be able to welcome Ryan back to the Rockers. As a player he has been Vice Captain of Bayswater and a Playing Assistant at Mitcham Football Club in the EFL. He is a silky player with elite skills both side of his body. He sees himself fitting in as a winger or flanker. With strong leadership and a great coaching pedigree Ryan will set standards of how to prepare on and off the field. Welcome home Ryan!

Lachie Dobson
Lachie has played his career so far at Chelsea Heights. Having experienced premiership success in 2017. Lachie has also represented the SFNL in inter-league side in recent years. As a player he is a natural utility, but sees himself as a Midfield, with his overhead marking a real strength.

Marc Ablett
Marc played 2 games with us last season but was unable to fully commit due to his work commitments. Marc has played most of his career at Ainsley in the NEAFL. He describes himself as a smart forward with stints as a midfielder. His football knowledge is is immense and he will bring a lot to our club on and off the field. Marc will set the example for us all on and off the field and we’re excited to see him with an official role with us.

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