The Perth Angels Football Club, are pleased to announce the appointment of former WPFC CEO Gerry O’Dea as their new Senior Coach for 2016.
O’Dea, currently heading up Yachting WA, previously worked for the WA Football Commission for many years as Falcons District Manager where he was also responsible for their talent development programs and district coaching co-ordination. He then held the position of CEO at West Perth from 2009 to early 2013 where he continued to work closely with the Falcons District development staff.
Perth Angels FC President Kristy Geuer welcomed the appointment and said the Angels benefit from O’Dea’s strong WAFL development background and skills training experience. “We have an enthusiastic and committed senior squad and a talented youth team and are looking forward to the training experience and guidance that Gerry will provide” she said.
O’Dea said from meeting the Angels hierarchy that he was impressed with the attitude and culture of the football club and was looking forward to working with the players this season. “This is an exciting challenge for me. We will look to implement a strong skills training program with a revised game plan and strong sense of player enjoyment. I hope to be able to use my past experience to assist the Angels on and off the field” he said.
The Perth Angels Football club have also reappointed Andrew Mulcahy as their Youth Girls Coach for 2016 along with experienced assistant coaches Alison Moore and Ken Pascoe. “The appointment of Mulcahy at the beginning of the 2015 season was a catalyst for exceptional improvement in the youth girls team and we are eager to see where 2016 takes them” said Geuer, adding “It should be an exciting year for our whole club.”
O’Dea has already commenced taking club training, there will also be an opportunity to meet both coaches at the club’s open day at Peet Park in Belmont on January 24th, 9.30am - 1.30pm.
Interested prospective players can contact Club President Kristy Geuer on 0402-452388.