Thirroul JFC is pleased to announce Corey Haines-Gross as Thunderbirds first division coach for the 2016 season.
Corey, who was assistant coach last season, will work with Adam Ward and a coaching team which also includes John Paegle, Todd Yarrow and Oscar Pruks.
John Cropper has also been appointed to the role of Mentor: Coaching and Development, and he will work with all teams across the club.
At this stage it is anticipated that John Paegle will coach the Thunderbirds Youth Grade team playing in a new Football South Coast competition for players aged 16 to 21, while Todd Yarrow will be in charge of second division.
A final decision will be made once the club has a better idea about playing numbers and whether there are three or four Thunderbirds teams this season.
Training for the women's teams has begun and is at 6pm each Monday and Wednesday at Gibson Park.
Thirroul JFC would like to thank last year's coaches, Brad Matiuscenko, Alex Matiuscenko and Jonathon Tobin, for their time, effort and commitment.
Under Brad, the First Division team qualified for the 2014 grand final and were semi-finalists in 2015, while Jonathon's Third Division team were League Champions last season.
Unfortunately, they were unable to commit to coaching roles again this year but the club is excited about the upcoming season under Corey and our senior women's coaching team.