Former East Coast Eagles NEAFL Player Stephen Pollock to join the ranks
The UNSW/ES Bulldogs are pleased to announce that Steven Pollock has been appointed to the role of Premier Division coach in 2017.
A former Sydney Hills Eagles NEAFL player, Pollock joins the Bulldogs after playing with North Adelaide and Tea Tree Gully football clubs in the SANFL and SAAFL competitions for the past three years.
Pollock is set to hit the training paddock with the Bulldogs in early December and is looking forward to taking on the reins as senior coach in what is shaping as an exciting year ahead for the club.
“I am looking forward to working with the playing group and developing their skills and taking the club forward”, says Pollock. “The potential of our young group and their individual development, along with the strong core of senior players, means it’s an exciting time to be involved”
Incoming President, Stephen Dunkley, is enthusiastic about the quality of coaching stock joining UNSW/ES in 2017, and the endeavour shown by the new committee and engaged playing group to take on a new vision for the long-standing club.
“We’re all looking forward to 2017 both on and off the field”, says Dunkley.
“Not only have we managed to sign a passionate and highly regarded Premier men’s coach, we’re also delighted to announce that Tracey Kick has accepted the position as Head of Women’s Football to oversee the development of our women’s program.
“As women’s football continues to grow nationally with the evolution of the National Women’s League, we have expanded Kick’s role this season and will look to her for leadership and guidance in this space”
Kick, the incumbent Stingray’s Premiership winning coach, and Sydney AFL Women’s Coach of the year, has already commenced training for returning and aspiring players and will look to solidify the playing squad in early 2017.
In a further coup for the club, Kevin Dyson has been appointed to a dual coaching role with last years under 19 Grand Final coach Steven Chitchester. Dyson comes to the club after 10 years in junior coaching roles at East Sydney Junior Football Club and brings with him over 100 games AFL experience at Melbourne and the Sydney Swans.
“Our junior development pathways for both men’s and women’s football are very important to our long term future and we are very fortunate to have these quality appointments in charge”, remarked Dunkley.
“We’re delighted to have these senior positions confirmed in the lead up to 2017, and are now seeking candidates for Men’s Division 2, Division 4 and 5 and Women’s Division One to join this coaching panel”.
Preseason training is being held at Dave Phillips oval on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6.30pm – all existing and new players welcome.
For more information on the EOI process or this press release, please contact Stephen Dunkley, UNSW/ES President.