PARTICIPATION - EDUCATION - ENJOYMENT - IMPROVEMENT
SENIOR WOMEN'S COACH
Stuart lives in Drysdale with his wife Karen & 18yo daughter Tess (recently drafted by Nth Melbourne AFLW!).
He played over 300 senior games of football starting with Hallora in 1987, Neerim Sth 1989-91 & Warragul Industrials 1992-1995. In 1996 he moved to Powerhouse in the VAFA where he won two Senior B&F’s & capatained the 2000 Premiership side.
He arrived at Drysdale in 2002 & that year played in a Grand Final & won the League Goalkicking. Post playing he spent 9 years on the committee, coached the Reserves in 2006 & was Senior Football Director for 2015-16.
“I believe our game is the hardest game in the world & I love constantly teaching the players new things & watching them improve. I want players to love the game as much as I do, play with passion & always put their team first. Most of all I want the players to challenge themselves & have a great time – that is what football is all about”
SENIOR WOMEN'S ASSISTANT COACH
Prue lives in Curlewis with her husband Matt. Her Senior footy career started with the North Cairns Tigers in Queensland in 2009 where she also represented North Queensland in their interleague. She coached the Bermagui Breakers inaugural women’s team in 2016 and the New South Wales South Coast junior representative side in 2015.
In 2017 Prue was part the inaugural Senior Women’s team at Drysdale Hawks & was a star coming third in the league best and fairest and being selected for the Goldfields team of the year, she was also runner up best and fairest in the Drysdale Hawks club vote count. In 2018 Prue was appointed Club Captain.
“I want to be a positive role model, someone the girls can look up to, to become strong, confident women. For me it goes beyond just teaching them to play footy. Obviously i want them to succeed on the field, but to see the girls respect one another & show real confidence in themselves is what’s most rewarding”