Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 559 Issue Date: 20 Jan, 2020

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Craig Walker - Senior Coach

Guest Speaker Craig Walker introduced by Phil Martin (his invocation and toast was so good, we brought him back for more...)


Craig Walker has just completed his fifth year as Senior Coach of the WA Country Football team. He was previously the coach of the WA Country Colts who he first coached in 2010. It is a job he does for no pay. The big reward is coaching the black and gold.


In coaching everyone has opinions, but he thinks that it just like a business, it has to have structures or it will fail.


He says coaching techniques have changed enormously since he played football and that the most important thing now is to understand the player and then develop a team. The game has taken on many different elements of other sports such as basketball and soccer in the way that patterns of play are created and developed.


Focusing on country football he says he has to drive everywhere to see players. He wants people with values that include honesty, integrity and professionalism. He works with a small team of selectors, who like Craig, spend a lot of time driving to different games. One of the best players to have come out of his coaching program is Eagles player and Mid West recruit Liam Ryan.


At the moment they are already identifying talent for next year's squad which will be composed of an initial group of sixty players that Craig needs to reduce to twenty two. The players are generally aged between nineteen and thirty three.


Craig drew a football oval on our whiteboard and put us through a goal kicking exercise. Hugh dropped the ball at full forward...



Jim Dillon drugs in football.

Steve Muir on eligibility to play for Country WA

Hugh on the downfall of the Dockers


GS Thanks by Laurie Dines

Author: Hugh Lavery

Published: 8 September, 2019


Meeting Rosters
Setup & Door
Setup & Door
Guest Speaker Host
Invocation & Toast
Raffle & Rotary Cor
Guest Speaker Thanks
Fines Master
22 Jan, 20
29 Jan, 20
Douglas Bruce
Lew Hills
Geoff Watson
Peter Svensson
Viki Fennell
Steve Muir
Jim Dillon
Kerryn Horo
05 Feb, 20
Peter Svensson
Hugh Lavery
Ray Haynes
Peter Sukiennik
Tony Emmott
Ian Taylor
Kerryn Horo
John Gooch
12 Feb, 20
Terry Stewart
Bill Frazer
Phil Martin
Scott Bennett
Grant Woodhams
Dan Crisp
Geoff Watson
Bruce Ralph
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