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Re: RFC VFLW Coach named
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 03:44:57 PM »
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Re: RFC VFLW Coach named
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 04:00:34 PM »
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Re: RFC VFLW Coach named
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 06:55:12 PM »
Tigers appoint inaugural VFLW coach

richmondfc.com.au
November 10, 2017 2:45 PM

Richmond has appointed Tom Hunter as its inaugural VFLW and Next Generation Academy coach.

Hunter, 26, has been an assistant coach with the VFL Tigers for the past two seasons and has completed Level 3 of the AFL’s coaching accreditation course.

“As a primary school teacher with a significant football background, Tom emerged as the outstanding candidate to work in a diverse environment,” said Richmond’s general manager – football talent, Dan Richardson.

“We have seen Tom’s communication skills, empathy and teaching background first-hand through our VFL program over the past two years, under the leadership of VFL and development coach Craig McRae.

“Tom will be responsible for developing our female football talent, as well as mentoring our young, emerging footballers through the Richmond Academy.

“He is young and enthusiastic and most importantly passionate about player development.

“We are excited to announce his appointment and look forward to watching the VFLW and Next Generation Academy programs grow under his guidance.”

Hunter will work closely with Richmond’s female football operations manager, Kate Sheahan, to build a VFLW program that allows its players to thrive.

The Club, which will enter the AFLW competition in 2020, will host a VFLW Come and Try Day at Punt Road Oval on Saturday.

The talent identification process will be overseen by Richardson, Richmond’s general manager – football, Neil Balme, and list manager Blair Hartley.

A promising junior footballer, Hunter was drafted to Collingwood with pick 18 in the 2010 AFL Rookie Draft.

However he was forced into retirement aged 20, after a series of serious neck injuries.

Hunter then began his craft as a coach and spent three years as an assistant at TAC Cup club Calder Cannons – coaching the forward line in his debut season, the backline in his second, and the midfield in the final year.

He was then lured to Richmond by McRae.

“Firstly I’d like to thank Richmond for giving me the opportunity to coach both the VFLW and Richmond Academy programs,” Hunter said.

“I can’t thank ‘Fly’ enough for his support over the past two years and for encouraging me to apply for this position.

“Tomorrow we begin the VFLW recruitment process, before the season commences in May.

“It marks an exciting time for myself personally, but also for the Club and its members and supporters, who can now proudly follow a Richmond female football side.”

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2017-11-10/tigers-appoint-inaugural-vflw-coach

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Re: RFC VFLW Coach named
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 06:57:32 PM »
Great appointment

Terrific young bloke is Tom

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Re: RFC VFLW Coach named
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2017, 03:02:17 PM »
Awesome.  I have seen a lot of women taking up footy from other backgrounds recently, which is awesome for our sport. 
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Re: RFC VFLW Coach named
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 02:57:04 AM »
Dan Richardson filled a different role in Saturday as he acted as a talent scout for the first round of the club’s VFLW team trials alongside general manager of football Neil Balme and list manager Blair Hartley.

Richmond has appointed former Collingwood rookie Tom Hunter as coach of the team which is its first step towards it entering an AFLW side from 2020.

“I think we intentionally swayed more to the younger age bracket,” Richardson said of the trial.

“Hopefully we can introduce some girls to the program next year and the year after and some of those will come through and be potentially good AFLW players in a couple of years’ time.”

Source: Herald-Sun website

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Re: RFC VFLW Coach named
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 09:51:40 AM »
Awesome.  I have seen a lot of women taking up footy from other backgrounds recently, which is awesome for our sport.

Agreed. I’ll get behind the tiger chix.

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Re: RFC VFLW Coach named
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 10:34:50 AM »
Awesome.  I have seen a lot of women taking up footy from other backgrounds recently, which is awesome for our sport.

Agreed. I’ll get behind the tiger chix.
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Re: RFC VFLW Coach named
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 02:29:10 PM »
Awesome.  I have seen a lot of women taking up footy from other backgrounds recently, which is awesome for our sport.

Agreed. I’ll get behind the tiger chix.

Okay well I guess I'll take the front

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Re: RFC VFLW Coach named
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 02:34:57 PM »
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Re: RFC VFLW Coach named
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 03:08:52 PM »
Too bad most of them don't fancy Willy..... :shh
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Re: RFC VFLW Coach named
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 05:14:08 PM »
It's treated like working with minority groups and disabled children.

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Re: RFC VFLW Coach named
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 06:20:17 PM »
VIDEO: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2017-11-16/vflw-talent-day

Richmond has begun its search for the Club’s inaugural group of VFLW players.

Following the appointment of Tom Hunter as VFLW and Academy coach, the Tigers held a Talent Day at the Swinburne Centre last Saturday.

About 70 participants, who travelled from various areas across Victoria, attended the skills and match simulation session.

They trained under the watchful eyes of Richmond’s general manager – football Neil Balme, general manager – football talent Dan Richardson and list manager Blair Hartley.

Richmond's AFLW football operations manager Kate Sheahan said it was a highly successful event.

“We were very pleased with the level of skills on display," Sheahan said.

“To see so many determined and passionate female footballers was also exciting for the Club as we establish a VFLW program.

"The response from the participants was overwhelmingly positive - they felt we provided a supportive and inclusive environment."

The Club will next hold a VFLW Talent Day at Bendigo's Queen Elizabeth Oval on Friday, December 15.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2017-11-15/vflw-talent-day

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Re: RFC VFLW Coach named
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 07:56:05 PM »
Awesome.  I have seen a lot of women taking up footy from other backgrounds recently, which is awesome for our sport.

Agreed. I’ll get behind the tiger chix.

Okay well I guess I'll take the front

 :lol we can high five.