The committee of the Berwick Football Club are delighted to announce the coaching department for the Under 19s has been selected. This decision has been a long time coming and should be seen as a reflection of how important the club sees this development role. We believe the group we have assembled will provide for a great diversity in both football development and player management/welfare.
Coach – Russell Trait
Russell has been involved in Football at the junior and senior clubs both as a player and a coach. He has a strong football background having coached at junior interleague level and premiership teams at the Berwick Junior Football Club. Russell’s real passion though is the players themselves. He will bring the perfect blend of football development, discipline, and enjoyment to the team whilst demanding respect.
Mid Field – Todd Devine
Todd is a former captain of the BFC (7 years) and won 5 club Best and Fairest awards. Todd has coached at senior level for close to 15 years and was instrumental in the 2015 and 2017 senior premiership teams as mid-field coach. Todd will bring to the team a high level of current day strategy and development whilst also ensuring the perfect environment for the boys.
Defensive – Phil O’’Sullivan
Phil brings with him an extensive football background having played in the Sydney Swans Schoolboy Squad before moving to Mulgrave where he played most of his senior football. Phil has coached successfully at junior level (Berwick) where he was a premiership coach.
Forward – Shannon Bergman
Shannon also brings with him extensive senior experience having spent time at North Melbourne under Denis Pagan. He finished his senior football career at Berwick where his high skill level was a hi-lite. Shannon has coached at junior level for 10 years and has a strong passion for the game with his pre-game preparation a real strength.