Mount Waverley Coaching Announcement

Mount Waverley Football & Netball Club have confirmed that Nick Smith has been appointed as its Senior Coach for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Smith returns for his second stint as coach of the club driven by determination, commitment and a sense of “unfinished business”.

He first coached Mount in 2013 but had to step away after one season due to work commitments. Four-time League Best & Fairest Winner Jarrod Wilkin took over the reins in 2014-15.

He brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the club, having played at Coburg (VFL), Keilor Park (A-Grade EDFL), Westbourne (VAFA premiership) and Werribee Centrals (three-time premiership player in GDFL).

His coaching experience is just as valuable, having been a Senior Assistant Coach at Port Melbourne (VFL) and Development Coach at Western Jets (TAC).

“I’m really excited to be back at Mount and have a sense of ‘unfinished business’ with these great group of lads and hopefully with the talent on offer and my coaching and footy experience we can push this club towards a senior premiership,” Smith said.

Smith will be assisted by Jeff Gallagher and Graeme Kinder who are both Life Members and previous great players for the club.

Shane Costantino has also been announced as the club's Reserves Coach.

Costantino is a club legend who has previously led the seniors to numerous Grand Final appearances.

He is a tough competitor with a good game sense and great leadership abilities.

The MWFNC Committee feels that these qualities and traits will have an influence on the reserves players and instill a disciplined and high-performing team.

These coaching appointments come off the back of the re-election of the Committee.

The Committee will once again be led by Jay Cavanagh (President) and Jason Bird (Vice-President) as the Executive Leaders. They will be supported by key members Nick Collins, Luke Galle, Nev Richardson and Zac Browne.

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