2021 Coaching Appointments

Dear BFNC members and associates,

Firstly I hope you and your families are well , safe and somehow managing through these very challenging and uncertain times .

Season 2020 which never eventuated has being a year of sadness , frustration, angst , and disappointment as we all confronted the pandemic. 

However it has also allowed us to put things in perspective and forced us to prioritize what is important and integral in our lives .

Our families, health , friends , careers and future. 

On a football platform the committee have being working hard behind the scenes , laying the foundations for the 2021 season.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our coaches who have always put the health and safety of our playing members first , and at all times acted in a professional , responsible manner , whilst having empathy and understanding for people and situations .To our trainers and support staff a huge thank you also for your outstanding efforts, meeting protocols and procedures assisting us to prepare as best we could under difficult circumstances . To our playing members a huge thank you for your loyalty , understanding and commitment to our wonderful club .

You have all displayed qualities that I'm sure will enable us success in the near future .

So it is with great pleasure on behalf of the committee that I announce the reappointment of all coaches for the forthcoming season in 2021 


The committee supports all the coaches 100% and believes stability, patience, structure and loyalty is integral to continued success and sustainability for season 2021 and beyond. 

As a sporting organization we have a structured plan on and off the field and have total faith in our coaches and playing members 

The appointments for season 2021 are as follows 


  • Head Football coach - Peter Pirera 

  • Ass. H Football coach - Kynan Ford 

  • Ass. Football Coach - Michael Hogan 

  • Football Dev. coach - Brad Atholwood 

  • Ass. Football D coach - TBC 

  • Thirds Football coach - Steve Hall 

  • U19s Football A coach - Liam Dimattina 

  • U19s Football A ass. - James White 

  • U19s Football A ass. - Ben Cooper 

  • U19s Football B coach - Paul Nankervis 

  • U19s Football B ass. - TBC

  • Women's Football Coach - Ozzie Ozaydin

  • Women's ass. Football coach - Jason Peynenborg

  • Head Netball Coach - Steph Clegg   

  • Ass. Netball coaches - Liv Scott (Seconds), Rachael Saunders (Thirds) and Mikayla Ruddy (Fourths)

No club has our momentum .

We must continue this and by doing so get a jump start on the 2021 season .

Once again congratulations to all the appointed coaches for season 2021 and we wish you all the best in your pursuits and endeavors .

Yours in Football 

Paul Dimattina 

President 

BFNC 



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