VAFA Coaches Association

The VAFA has recommenced a Coaches Association with full support from the VAFA Board.

The rationale for setting up a Coaches Association is to provide a platform that enables all coaches to further their coaching development and enhance their knowledge and skills to being the best coach possible.

All current coaches will automatically become a member of the CA for season 2015.

The overall welfare and development of VAFA coaches will be a key component of the Coaches’ Association.

Below is the committee and a list of links that may assist you in your coaching.

VAFA Coaches Association Committee;

Paul Satterley – De La Salle senior coach – Chairman, 0418 606 001

Paul Groves – Monash Blues senior coach, 0438 867 265

Andrew Tsindos – Old Camberwell President & Reserves coach, 0409 013 931

Robert Oliver – Glen Eira, Director of coaching, 0420 206 012

Russell Barnes – Aquinas senior coach, 0410 579 570

Simon Williams – Caulfield senior coach, 0412 204 399

Daniel Harford – St Kevins, Director of coaching, 0409 162 305

Brian Goodman – Secretary, 0408 338 098

As a Coach in the VAFA you automatically become a member of the Coaches Association and we have outlined some key objectives to assist all Coaches in the following areas.

Key Objectives 

  • Provide a resource link and information on the VAFA website;
  • Written articles in the Amateur Footballer;
  • Setup a Coaches membership data base;
  • Assist all Coaches with Accreditation requirements;
  • Assist Coaches in developing their knowledge in Coaching;
  • Distribute newsletters to all Coaches;
  • Disseminate information pertaining to any coaching seminars;
  • Establish a code of ethics towards umpires;
  • All assistant Coaches to obtain Accreditation;
  • Provide general support for all VAFA coaches
  • Conduct meetings throughout the season on matters that govern what & how coaches

A message from our Chairman Paul Satterley.

This is a quick message to all fellow Coaches within the VAFA across all divisions regarding this initiative. As coaches we all have a varying degree of experience and resources available at our own football clubs. With the introduction of a Coaches Association, this is an opportunity to share information and knowledge and hopefully provide a level of support that can help us all get better in our roles.

My thinking is that support can range from anything such as how to cut your weekly vision game review edits to support with different training drills, pre-season planning, coaching development opportunities etc

Good luck for the remainder of the season.

We ask that all coaches please click on this link and fill in survey, this will assist with the committees objective to support and enhance VAFA coaches in the future.




Here are some links that may assist you.

How you lead at your football club.

Here is another link on Sport Agility which may be of benefit to your playing group.


Coach AFL

John Northey’s Web Site

VAFA Umpires Association

VAFA Umpires Associaton

VFL Footy

VFL Home Page