U19 Premier Coach Appointed & Football Academy Director Appointment

27 November 2012

Rocky Iannello has been appointed U19 Premier coach and Football Academy Director

The committee is pleased to announce that Rocky Iannello, former co-senior coach at St. Bernard’s in 2008 and 2009, has been appointed U19 Premier coach for season 2013.

Rocky brings a strong coaching pedigree at senior level combined with a genuine development focus through his experience with the Calder Cannons development programs, as well as a great passion for the game, to the role.

Rocky is the first of the three under age senior coaching appointments to be finalised for season 2013.  It is anticipated that Rocky will also operate with two dedicated assistant coaches, including 2012 U18 coach, Serge Romano.

Rocky has also agreed to be the inaugural Football Academy Director for the St. Bernard’s Football Academy.  He will commence in that role this Friday, November 30. 

We wish Rocky well in both roles.

The U19 squad will see players participating in the Football Academy program right through until March 1, 2013.  Starting in January 2013, the U19 playing group will also train “stand alone” each Wednesday night until moving to senior training nights, commencing in the week beginning March 4, 2013.

 

Craig Connelly

 

Coaching Background - Rocky Iannello

Level 2 Accredited Coach

 

2012

Assistant Coach 

Maribyrnong Park FC

 

2011

Senior Coach             

– Under 18’s Representative team

 

Essendon District FL

2009

2008

Co- Senior Coach      

(Assistant Coach in 2008 to Simon Madden and also coached the Reserves)

St Bernards FC 

(B Grade – VAFA)

2007

Co- Senior Coach      

 

 

Yarraville Seddon FC

(A Grade – WRFL)

 

2006

2005

2004

Senior Coach             

 

Aberfeldie FC 

(A Grade – EDFL)

2003

2002

Senior Coach             

 

Moonee Valley FC

(A Grade - EDFL)

 

2001

2000

1999

Senior Coach             

 

East Keilor FC

(A Grade - EDFL)

1998

1997

1996

1995

Senior Coach             

 

North Melbourne-Kensington FC 

(A Grade – WRFL)

  

2008 - 2000

Executive Committee Member of the NorthWest ACFA

-       Coaches Association 

 

2006

2005

2004

Assistant Coach         

– Under 15 and Under 16 Calder Cannons Development Programs

 

 

 

Craig Connelly