RDFNL names interleague coaches

Katie Clarke (Damjan Janevski) 241261_12

The Riddell District Football Netball League has announced its interleague coaches, with the league to have representative senior women’s football for the first time.

The league will face the Southern Football Netball League on May 11. It’s been five years since the RDFNL played senior interleague.

Leading the charge on the football field for the men’s team will be Wallan coach Daniel Nolan.

Nolan has coached in the league for several seasons now and has developed strong relations with opposition players and coaches as well as having an extensive knowledge of the league and its players.

Macedon forward Jason Cooke is the under-19s coach.

Cooke had success with his Macedon under-19 charges in last year’s RDFNL competition winning the premiership.

Heading up the women’s program is Scott Caton who is the newly appointed Woodend Hesket women’s senior coach.

Club development manager Grant McMillian was pleased to appoint three well regarded coaches to the football roles.

“All of our appointed coaches have a great passion for Interleague football and are giving up their time on top of their club coaching roles so are very well committed,” he said. “It is an honour for players and coaches to be able to represent their league, and Interleague games provide another opportunity to display the calibre and depth of football talent that exists in the RDFNL.”

Katie Clarke in her first season of A-grade coaching at Macedon has been named the netball coach. Clarke has been a key member of many RDFNL representative netball teams on court.

League netball manager Grace Bibby said Clarke has been a massive supporter of the RDFNL.

“She brings so much energy and fun to our competition and we are confident she will put a very competitive team together to take on Southern Football Netball League ,” she said. “Both leagues have great depth to their competitions and we are looking forward to showcasing a great game of netball.”