Fresh Face to Lead Bears

The Caulfield Football Netball Club is delighted to welcome Sein Clearihan to the Bear Cave as its new Senior Coach for 2018.

Clearihan brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and a winning mentality gathered over his successful 35-year involvement in football as a player and coach, which includes no less than 10 premierships.

His decorated senior playing career, which began as a 16-year-old and spanned more than two decades, features seven flags and a multitude of finals appearances with Black Rock, Cheltenham, Cranbourne and Mornington.

Clearihan's coaching apprenticeship is also vast, having served assistant roles under the guidance of Simon Goosey (Frankston VFL, Mornington and Cranbourne), Paul Hopgood (Mt Eliza) and Gavin Artico (Mt Eliza, Dromana and Langwarrin) over the last 15 years. Most recently, Clearihan was at the helm of VFL Women's side Cranbourne in 2017.

Caulfield committeeman Matthew Casey said that the club was thrilled with Clearihan's appointment and is confident that he has what it takes to move the club forward in 2018.

“The selection committee was extremely impressed with Sein's interview process and he is clearly wanting to take the next step, which shone through in our dealings with him. All of our applicants were of an extremely high level and the club is confident Sein can embrace our culture and drive it to the next level," Casey said.

Clearihan will be aided by a strong panel of assistant coaches in Rowan Clark, Jason Salerno, Chris Spencer and the recently-retired Brad Giles.

Spencer has also been reappointed as the reserves coach after taking the side from three wins in 2016 to a Preliminary Final last year.

The Bears will be looking to field an Under 19 side in season 2018 and encourages any junior players looking to continue their football journey in an environment with a fantastic culture and a great pathway into senior footy to get in contact with Matthew Casey (0401 728 888).


[caption id="attachment_16597" align="aligncenter" width="501"]Caulfield Reserves Coach Chris Spencer (left) with newly-appointed Senior Coach Sein Clearihan. Caulfield Reserves Coach Chris Spencer (left) with newly-appointed Senior Coach Sein Clearihan.[/caption]

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