Anthony Rock Appointed as Senior Coach

15 October 2013

Season launch to meet Anthony at Moonee Ponds Club, 7.00 pm, Thursday October 24

The Committee is delighted to announce that Anthony Rock has signed on as senior coach of the St Bernard’s Football Club. Anthony comes to the club with a wealth of football experience and expertise. Anthony played 222 games in the AFL including the 1996 Kangaroos premiership and went on to play his final three years at Hawthorn, capped off with a VFL Box Hill premiership in 2001.

Anthony has been heavily involved in coaching since 2002, including
three years at TAC Cup level and assistant coaching roles at three AFL clubs.  Anthony joins us after a very successful stint with Greenvale in the EDFL, where he lead the club to successive premierships in 2012 & 2013.  His involvement in football also includes the development and implementation of a long term athlete development and participation strategy.  Via his “Accelerate” business, a parallel coach education program is designed to support grass roots sporting clubs and community coaches.  This approach aims to provide a clear path to better sport, greater health and higher achievement.

On joining the club Anthony said "As a local person i have known some of the people involved at St Bernard’s for many years. St Bernard’s has a proud history and a progressive administration, and their focus on player and coach development is closely aligned with my own football philosophy. The premier division of the VAFA is extremely competitive, and i look forward to working hard with the players and the club to tackle this challenge head on".

St Bernard’s focus in 2013 was to "take the next step" to a higher level, both on and off the field. The club is very excited that the appointment of a person with Anthony’s extensive football knowledge, will help drive change and improvement, as we aim to again "take the next step" in 2014.

President Patrick Crabb noted, "The club has been very fortunate to secure such a high quality coach as Anthony Rock, and we look forward to him leading the coaching and playing group into an exciting 2014”

All welcome to “2014 Season Launch-Meet the Coach” : finger food & drinks, at 7pm Thursday  October  24th at major sponsor : Moonee Ponds Club. 622 Mt Alexander Rd Moonee Ponds.


The Committee