Season 2016 Coaching Team
It’s with great pleasure that we can announce our coaching staff for season 2016.
Leading our club once again for his sixth season and club coaching record will be Michael Glassborow, after getting so close this season we know Michael is the right person to help the club take the next step in becoming a second division club.
Assisting him will be two of our assistants from last season in Dean Jones and Chris Adolph. Adding to them we would like to announce our new edition to the senior coaching staff in John Hayhurst. John has a wealth of experience to bring to the team including two seasons as Senior Assistant Coach at Powelltown FC in the YVMDFL, three seasons as senior assistant coach and reserves coach at Doncaster East Football Club and two seasons at Bayswater Football Club as senior assistant coach and reserves coach. John was also the senior assistant coach at The Basin in 2004 & 2005. During John’s playing career he played 400 games for the Bayswater Football Club and 80 games for The Basin FC.
We also excited to announce a new face to our coaching team Frank Salanitri who will be taking over as our reserves head coach. Frank brings plenty of senior experience and will be a fantastic addition to our coaching team. Frank spent last season as the senior assistant coach of the Forest Hill Football Club and also spent two seasons as the senior head coach of the Nunawading Football Club. Frank has also had plenty of experience coaching the Under 17’s and 19’s and specializes in player development.
We would also like to announce in season 2016 we will be fielding an Under 19’s team. Joining our coaching team as the Under 19’s head coach will be Callan Stephens. Callan played the majority of his football with the Lyndale Football Club where he won a Senior Best and Fairest and was vice captain. Callan spent last year in the senior coaching staff under Michael Glassborow. Cal’s assistants for 2016 will be Travis Reiner and Mark Adams.
We would like to officially welcome John, Frank, Cal and their families to The Basin Football Club.
We would like to thank both Rhian ‘Shakka’ Greaves and Gary Lee for the professionalism and commitment that you have given The Basin FC over the last five seasons. We would also like to thank Chris Williams and his assistant Garry Davies on the great job they did with the reserves last season. We wouldn’t be in the position we are now without the hours of time and effort that you have all put in. We look forward to seeing you at the club and supporting the boys next season.
Get ready season 2016 as the bears are coming!
Stay tuned in the next few weeks as we review each team from the Seniors to the Under 9’s!