OSFC 2021 COACHING APPOINTMENTS

The Old Scotch Football Club is delighted to announce the following coaching appointments for our centenary year in 2021.

MEN’S 1ST XVIII SENIOR ASSISTANT COACH & 2nd XVIII COACH – ANDREW TOOP

Andrew Toop has been reappointed as the Men’s 1st XVIII Senior Assistant Coach and appointed as the Men’s 2nd XVIII coach for the 2021 season. Andrew did a power of work in preparation for 2020 however due to COVID-19 did not get the chance to see his work rewarded on match day. Andrew has been at the club in the Senior Assistant Coach role for 3 years and has done an excellent job. Andrew has a wealth of senior coaching experience across the football landscape and in particular the Eastern Football League (EFL).

WOMEN’S 2ND XVIII COACH – JOSH RICHARDS

Josh Richards has been reappointed as the Women’s 2nd XVIII Coach for the 2021 season. Josh did a lot of ground work in preparing us for a 2nd women’s team in 2020 however due to COVID-19 did not get the chance to see him to ply his new trade on match day. Josh was the inaugural captain of our Men’s under 23 team in 2019.

MEN’S UNDER 23 COACH – DAVID HOOPER

David Hooper has been reappointed as the Men’s Under 23 Coach for the 2021 season. He worked hard in preparation for 2020 however due to COVID-19 did not get the chance to see his work rewarded on match day. Hoops is an experienced football person (and former Old Scotch player) and a long-time supporter of the club, having boys who played and still do play for the club.

MEN’S 3rd XVIII COACH – BRIAN CAIN

Brian Cain has been reappointed as the Men’s 3rd XVIII Coach for the 2021 season. Cainy did a lot of work in preparation for 2020 however due to COVID-19 did not get the chance to see his work rewarded on match day. Cainy is a former Old Scotch player and long-time supporter of the club. Cainy has a wealth of experience across the football landscape.

MEN’S UNDER 19 PREMIER ASSISTANT COACH – CRAIG LOVETT

Craig Lovett has been reappointed as Assistant Coach for the Under 19 Premier team in 2021. Craig was appointed for 2020 however due to COVID-19 did not get the chance to perform his match day role. He has done a great job ‘off field’ in the role and brings a wealth of experience. Craig joined the club from Waverley Blues in the EFL, where he assisted Bryce McGain, our current Under 19 Premier Coach.

REHABILITATION MANAGER – PAT ARCERI

Pat Arceri has been reappointed as the club’s Rehabilitation Manager for the 2021 season. He was appointed for 2020 however due to COVID-19 did not get the chance to see the results of his rehab work with our players, on match day. Pat has done a great job in the role so far and worked as part our medical team previously, as well as being a very handy footballer in his day.

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER/UNDER 19 PREMIER COACH – BRYCE MCGAIN

Bryce McGain has been reappointed as Development Manager and Under 19 Premier Coach for the 2021 season. Bryce was appointed for 2020 however due to COVID-19 did not get the chance to coach the club on match day. He has done a great job to date ‘off field’ in the role. Bryce joined the club from Waverley Blues in the EFL, where he took the club to a Grand Final in 2019. Bryce also played representative cricket for Victoria and Australia and currently coaches Prahran Cricket Club in the Victorian Premier competition.

HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGER – BRAD JENKINSON

Brad Jenkinson has been reappointed as the club’s High Performance Manager for the 2021 season. He was appointed for 2020 however due to COVID-19 did not get the chance to see the results of his work on match day. Brad has done a fantastic job in the role and has an extensive background in preparing elite athletes for competition. Brad was Co-coach of our Women’s 1st XVIII team that won its inaugural premiership in 2019.

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