Football Department 2018
Ben Tankard – Senior Coach
Ben joins the Cattery after a number of years as a senior assistant coach with Doutta Stars in the EDFL, Birchip Watchem in the Northern Central Football League and Taylors Lakes in the EDFL last season. He has also has experience coaching reserves and juniors as well as Football Operations experience with Doutta Stars.
Ben arrives looking forward to the opportunity to finally have control of his own senior team, and we are very happy to have such a well credentialled coach on board for season 2017.
Tom Waters – Senior Playing Assistant Coach
2018 is Tom's 2nd year in the senior coaching group after crossing to Macedon in 2016 from Gisborne.
Tom is no stranger to the RDFL having previously played with Lancefield from 2008 to 2010, winning 2 Bowen medals (2008 & 2010) and last year he won his 2nd RDFNL Premiership.
The Bendigo League was certainly the beneficiary when Tom crossed to Gisborne in 2011 as he quickly became the number 1 Ruckman in Country Victoria. Tom represented the Bendigo League 4 times and was also the Vic Country Ruckman on 2 occasions, being part of the Australian Championship winning team in 2012.
Tom's on field leadership and experience at producing in the big games add enormous value to our coaching group.
Andrew Bubb – Senior Assistant Coach
Andrew will continue in his role for the 2nd season as Senior Assistant Coach. He joined Macedon in 2017 off a successful stint at Romsey as Assistant Coach in their 2015 Premiership & then Senior coach in 2016. Andrew is a Level 2 coach with enormous experience at Under 18's, Reserves, Senior & Inter-league level.
He played his Junior footy at Anglesea before moving to Newcastle in his early 20's where he played, coached the Under 18's & became a life member of the Warners Bay Football Club. After moving back to Melbourne in 2008 Andrew has always been involved in coaching with stints at Keilor Park, Melton and then Romsey.
It's great to have someone so passionate about their footy around developing our young players and working with the coaching team.
Mick Doyle – Under 19.5 Coach
Mick takes over the U19.5's team after Peter Lord stepped down at the end of season 2017. Mick lives locally and has an impressive playing history, playing with Coburg and Airport West. He's looking forward to coaching our talented U19.5's group, including his 2 son's Darcy & Patrick. Mick is looking to mentor many future senior players for MFNC and hopefully have some team success with the Under 19.5’s along the way.