Thirroul JFC is delighted to welcome Tina Siskoska to the club as Co-Coach of the Thunderbirds Division One team for the 2017 season.
Tina, who has had a long association with Illawarra Stingrays, will work alongside 2016 Thunderbirds coach Corey Haines-Grose with the aim of developing Thirroul into one of the leading Football South Coast women's teams in coming seasons.
The club believes Tina's playing and coaching background with the Stingrays will compliment the experience and knowledge of the playing group that Corey has gained from his involvement with the team during the past two seasons.
Both Co-Coaches will continue to play in 2017, with Corey remaining a key member of the Thunder First Grade team which has made the District League finals for the past two seasons and Tina again lining up for the Stingrays after returning home from Perth earlier this year.
A foundation player with the Stingrays in 2006, Tina coached the club's Under 16s teams for two seasons and this year worked with their reserve grade side.
She was also involved with the Thunderbirds Youth Grade team in the recent FNSW U21s Champion of Champions.
Following the success of the "Youthies" in that tournament, Thirroul JFC intends to enter a team in the FSC Under 21s women's competition next season.
The club will also field Division Two and Division Three teams if there are sufficient playing numbers.
Coaching positions for those teams will be finalised once playing numbers become clearer.
All players interested in playing for the Thunderbirds in 2017 are invited to a pre-season kick around at 6pm on Wednesday, 14th December at Gibson Park.