Senior Coaching Team 2019

(L-R) Michael Jamieson, Sam Bates, Steve Cochrane (Senior Coach), Paul Rees, Andrew Azzopardi (Development Coach)

Senior Assistant CoachSam Bates – After playing more than 300 games, including 2 premierships, he has quickly developed his coaching skills by working under the successful Matt Clark as an assistant coach in 2017, and then led the Development Team impressively in 2018. Sam, whose passion for footy & the Devils is outstanding, will be in charge of the Senior Midfield, who will benefit from his  experience & clear communication skills.

Forwards Coach – Michael Jamieson – The 3 time Devils Premiership player, who was named Captain of the 2001 to 2010 Team of the Decade, will be in charge of the Forwards.  “Jamo’s” experience and positivity will be invaluable to all of the Senior squad, particularly our young forwards.




Defensive Coach – Paul Rees – A former Senior premiership player with Vermont, who also played at Doncaster & South Croydon. Paul was most recently in a development role at Old Scotch in A grade amateurs.  Paul brings experience & knowledge from higher grades for all our players  to learn from. Paul will be in charge of the Defence.