The Rowville Football club coaching appointments continue for 2016 with Dean Williams being appointed Development Coach for 2016. Dean formed part of the senior coaching panel of Paul Mynott and the successful 2012 premiership side so he knows his way around Seebeck Oval.

The past 2 season has seen “Deano” work with Steve Cochrane and his senior coaching panel at the Vermont Football Club. Prior to this he has been involved in various coaching roles with the Coburg Football Club in the VFL, Oakleigh Charges Football Club in the TAC along with the Croydon and Donvale Clubs, both within the Eastern Football league.
Development Coach is an ideal role for me and l am really looking forward to working with senior Coach Peter Bastinac and the other members of the Rowville coaching staff Dean recently told us.

He added, I firmly believe l can add value with my past experience working with some really good quality coaches in my time, l will be working hard to ensure the senior coach’s game plan is followed and it’s my role to ensure all Development squad players are across it and ready for senior call up when required. As Development Coach I believe the main objective is to be someone that can teach and educate players effectively. By this I mean somebody that is more than simply a provider of information, rather an educator that has the ability to influence others and assist players in becoming active and involved in their own learning. Players must be continually challenged and encouraged to seek ways to better themselves.

It is my job as the coach to facilitate these challenges and motivate the players to continually strive to be the best. This requires the appropriate development of relationships with players and the other Coaches as well as a high level of mutual trust and respect. Any player under my instruction will be encouraged to take risks if the reward is higher than the risk, and will be developed according to size, maturity, knowledge and belief.

Coach Bastinac said “I like his enthusiasm” for the game and believe he will be a good fit for us, he displayed a good understanding of the modern game I.E “controlling lines”, “identifying Stoppage structures”, “Identifying Ball movement” etc.

The club welcomes Dean, his lovely wife Naomi and their children James and Dylan into the Hawks nest, we trust you will enjoy Seebeck and all it has to offer.