Men’s Senior Coach – Appointment

Mens New Senior Coach
Pictured: Tim Shearer (President), Mark Gnatt (Coach) & Gene van den Broek (Captain)

The Old Scotch Football Club is delighted to announce that former player Mark Gnatt has been appointed as Men’s Senior Coach for the 2020 season. Mark joined the Club in 2000 from VFL club Box Hill, debuting in our Men’s 1st XVIII and playing 84 games from 2000-06. In 2017 Mark was appointed coach of our under 19 reserves team, taking over the under 19 premier team during the season. In 2018 he coached our under 19 premier team to a Grand Final, where we were runners-up. This year Mark took the team to the VAFA Holmesglen Under 19 Premier Section premiership, our first since 1952.

Mark said “I am extremely proud and humbled to be appointed as the Senior Coach and to lead the Old Scotch Football Club into season 2020 after a very successful season with 3 premierships across both the men’s and women’s teams. We have a strong development programme in place that provides a solid foundation for the club as we continue to build from the bottom up and establish depth in our senior teams. There is an opportunity to blend the energy of the younger players with the experience of our senior group to deliver a competitive brand in the VAFA Premier ‘A’ Section once again. I have strong belief and trust in our playing group – now it’s time to work hard and make it happen as one club.”

Mark will lead a strong senior coaching team which is in the process of being finalised. Further coaching appointments for both the Men’s and Women’s teams will progressively be announced in the coming weeks. The club will also be making some exciting announcements about appointments for important new roles of Football Director and Director of Football Development in due course.

Kind Regards

Tim Shearer
Old Scotch Football Club