The Wests coaches play an important role in providing great football opportunities to our players at Western Suburbs. This page recognises the great efforts of our volunteer coaches.

On behalf of the players and the Westerns Suburbs Board, thank you to our excellent club coaches.

Nominate your coach here. If possible, please include a photo of your coach working with their team.

Wests Coach of the Month 2023 Season

August 2023 – Wests Coach of the Month

Congratulations to Josalene Rowbotham, coach of the Girls U10 Huia’s. Well done, Josalene!

These are the nomination details – “Jos has the most amazing patience and willingness to include the team members in their own planning. Our Huia’s team have improved at an amazing rate. Their teamwork has been awesome to watch develop and Jos has navigated this with a team that has vastly different stages of experience. From team members who have played for several years to those who have only started this season. She is genuine in her enjoyment of the team members and the game.”

And,

“Jos just has a lovely encouraging manner with the girls. She is really supportive and positive and because of that, and the great skills she has in place, the team is really gelling and doing really well on the pitch. ”

Josalene, please have a chat to Jo Todd to claim your merchandise prize pack.

Thank you to those folks that nominated their Wests coach for coach of the month during the 2023 season. Wests Coach of the Month will be back in the 2024 season.

July 2023 – Wests Coach of the Month

Congratulations to Hannah Swift, coach of the Girls U10 Tuis. Well done, Hannah.

These are the nomination details – “Hannah’s commitment to the team is outstanding. On cold Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings she’s there ready to go. Full of motivation and fun games for the girls. Her passion for football is evident and inspiring particularly as we grow and encourage young women to stay in sport. She’s relatable, friendly and an awesome role model for the girls in the team, siblings and other players. Very community minded. ”

And,

“Hannah has poured so much passion and enthusiasm into coaching the Tuis. They have come a long way since they started this season with some players having never played before. She is there at every practice and game getting them prepared and ready to play with drills.”

Hannah, please have a chat to Jo Todd in the club rooms to claim your merchandise prize pack.

Thank you to those folks that nominated their Wests coach for coach of the month for July 2023. Keep the nominations coming for the August Wests Coach of the Month. Don’t forget to include a photo of your favourite coach in your nomination.

June 2023 – Wests Coach of the Month

Congratulations to Charles Ryman, coach of the U10 Pumas. You are our first coach of the month for 2023, Charles. Well done and well deserved, mate.

These are the nomination details – “Charles is a positive coach always smiling and encouraging the team. Even when our team are down goals and/or lose he always finds positives within the team. He makes each player feel important.”

Charles, please have a chat to Jo Todd in the club rooms to claim your merchandise prize pack.

Thank you to those folks that nominated their Wests coach for coach of the month for June 2023. Please nominate your coach of the month for July here.

Wests Coach of the Month 2022 Season

August 2022 – Wests Coach of the Month

Congratulations to Jaxson Rutherfoord, coach of the First Kicks U5 Sawflies. You are our last coach of the month for 2022, Jaxson. Well done and well deserved, mate.

These are the nomination details – “Jaxson was an epic coach to out first kicks team this year. We joined late in the season and Jax made our boy feel welcome and part of the team as soon as he turned up. He knows his team well and is fair and very inclusive. He dishes out high fives like a hand smaking legend. Props Jax, you’re a true inspiration to our young people.”

Jaxson, please have a chat to Jo Todd in the club rooms to claim your merchandise prize pack.

Thank you to those folks that nominated their Wests coach for coach of the month for August 2022. Coach of the Month will be back in 2023.

July 2022 – Wests Coach of the Month

Congratulations to Mike Wilson, coach of U10 Keas Girls team. Nice one, Mike.

These are the nomination details – “Mike is an all round fantastic coach. He is the reason why most of the team came back this year because you don’t get many coaches like him. Mike always has positive feedback for every single player both at practice and at the games. The players are always positively directed to the next thing, whether they score or not or whether they’re winning or losing, the integrity of treating everything the same is always there. That attitude is reflected in the players and they always give their best with great sportsmanship. We love our coach Mike Wilson.”

Mike, please have a chat to Jo Todd in the club rooms to claim your merchandise prize pack.

Thank you to those folks that nominated their Wests coach for coach of the month for July 2022. Keep the nominations coming for the August Wests Coach of the Month.

June 2022 – Wests Coach of the Month

Congratulations to Dean Robinson, coach of U10 Scorpions. Well done, Dean.

These are the nomination details – Dean is such an inclusive coach, the photo is from the 4th June where Dean and the team are singing happy birthday to two of the Team – Theo and Hayden. Dean is an inspiring coach is always taking positives to the individuals as they grow into young teenagers, not all have the same talent and Dean works really hard so that they all feel part of the team and contribute to the outcomes.

Dean, please have a chat to Jo Todd in the club rooms to claim your merchandise prize pack.

May 2022 – Wests Coach of the Month

Congratulations to Shaun Freemantle, coach of U10 Sharks. Shaun was nominated by several of his players’ parents!

These are the nomination details:

  • Shaun has worked incredibly hard with a team of talented boys to not only improve their individual skills but also their teamwork, collective confidence in each other, camaraderie and values that will serve them well on and off the pitch. Every player feels valued and is able to contribute to the team which is evident with newer players to the team feeling like they’ve always been there. The team are really enjoying this year’s games and practices and playing some really great footie.
  • Incredible organisation and passion. Prepares well and creates great structured trainings. Can see vast improvement in the boys.
  • Amazing coach, great with the boys. Giving really good instructions to help the boys get to know the game and positions
  • Shaun is amazing with the boys and gives clear instructions and can get a group of excited lads to listen while still making it super fun. Very dedicated to the team at both practice and all the games. All the boys have improved so much with his coaching.

Shaun, please have a chat to Jo Todd in the club rooms to claim your merchandise prize pack! Well done and keep up the great coaching, Shaun.

Also a special mention to Luke (Shaun’s co-coach for U10 Sharks).

Thank you to those folks that nominated their Wests coach for coach of the month for May 2022. Keep the nominations coming for the June Wests Coach of the Month.