Football

2020 Coaching Announcements

We are pleased to announce that Adrian McErvale will continue to lead the Bulldogs Senior team in 2020 with Nathan Fitzpatrick alongside stepping up from a successful coaching stint in the thirds over the past four years.

Stephen Donat will take over the reigns as our 2020 Reserve’s Coach. Stephen is a past Doggies player having played at the Club from 2011-2013. Stiffa has spent the last three years coaching the Reserve’s team at the Golden Square Football and Netball Club. Stephen is a great asset to our team of coaches and we look forward to watching him lead our 2’s as they go for three in a row in 2020!

Our young pups will be lead by Bailey Goodwin, with Rhys Brown assisting. Since arriving at the Hill in 2016 Bailey has demonstrated remarkable leadership qualities, leading our young pups as the Captain of the 2017 premiership team, and as Assistant Coach of the 2018 and 2019 premiership teams. Bailey is also heavily involved at the Bendigo Cricket Club having previously coached the Under 14 and Under 18 teams. This experience together with his football knowledge makes him the perfect successor from Nathan Fitzpatrick. Bailey is a great asset to the club and we look forward to seeing him work his magic once again in 2020!

Rhys joined the Bulldogs last year, having played off against the Pyramid boys in the big dance the year beforehand. Now, as a 2019 Bulldogs Premiership player, Rhys’ has shown phenomenal commitment to the Club and his teammates; this ‘team-first’ approach is critical to our long term success and sustainability. Rhys’ sporting talent and experience extend beyond the football field, having played basketball with the Bendigo Braves for a number of seasons and coaching their junior teams for the past three years. Rhys already has a strong knowledge of our playing list and his passion and enthusiasm for the role stood out.

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