Sam Bates – Development Coach 2018

The Devils have more great news , Sam Bates has been appointed the Development Coach for season 2018.

After 2 seasons as Matt Clark’s Senior Assistant coach, Sam is ready to make an impact as our Development coach.  A premiership player with over 300 games experience to draw from, Sam has plenty to offer our developing senior players.

Sam is an excellent communicator and is very clear about what he is focused on for the Devils. “As the coach of the Development Team I feel my main focus is to give our players the guidance, confidence and enjoyment to be the best player they can be”

“Our group needs to aspire to continually improve and push for senior selection, this is something I will encourage the players to aim for”

“The thing that excites me most about the role is the chance to work closely with our young players, including the U19’s coming up to senior football in 2018”

“I am excited I get to work with the clubs next generation of 150 game players, captains and footballers that our supporters will come and watch for the next 10 years”.

Sam is also looking forward to working with Senior Coach Jess Sinclair and providing a consistent approach to all on the list.

Steve Draper