Lions name co-coaches


Tara Murray

Matt Tremellen and Jaimee-lee Wilson are the new coaches of the Sunbury Lions’ women’s side for next season.

The club announced that the duo would take over coaching the Essendon District Football League division 1 side, after Daniel Brady decided to step down from the role after two years.

Tremellen has been involved at the club the last four years in coaching in the club’s girls program and has also been coordinator for the youth girls program for the last two years.

Wilson is the only female football life member at the Lions having played more than 200 games for the club and having played in three premierships as well.

She has previously done a lot of volunteer work around the club.

Wilson said she was excited and ready to get to work and be back on the field in some aspect.

Tremellen said they were pretty excited for the 2023 season.

“I’m pretty excited and looking forward to working with Jamie-lee and the team,” he said.

“I’ve coached the youth league girls the last four seasons… I coached my daughter, that’s how I got roped into girls football to begin with.

“Jaimee-lee brings a great deal of experience and great rapport with the group. We compliment each other.”

Tremellen said the aim for the pair was to continue to build a pathway from junior football at the club to the senior program.

He said they were looking to get under-18s back up and going, while having girls sides in every age group.

Tremellen said they were keen to get going.

“I was chatting with some of the girls and there’s a really good vibe around the place,” he said.

“They’re keen to get going as soon as possible.”

The Lions finished this season in sixth spot with three wins.

The club has also announced a number of player re-signings for next season.

Laura Wardrop, Kristie Dudley, Taylah Brady, Tash Abela, Audrey Follett and Lauren Giles were the first re-signings announced by the club.