2018 COOLBINIA COACHES
League Coach: Wayne Bonjour
Wayne Bonjour will continue into a second year as League coach of Coolbinia Amateur Football Club in 2018
Wayne began his playing days with WAFL Club Subiaco, playing a mixture of Colts & Reserves football before moving to West Coast Cowan in the WAAFL. Following a stint at country teams Toodyay and Gingin, Wayne returned to playing football in Perth, playing with Stirling and Kingsley Football Clubs.
It was in 2013 that Wayne moved into coaching, with his appointment as League Assistant Coach at Stirling. In an effort to challenge himself Wayne became League Coach at Osborne Park for 2014 and 2015 seasons. Those two seasons saw Wayne drive some real improvement, with Osborne Park recording 9 wins in 2014, and 13 in 2015.
2018 will see Wayne continue to challenge our players to be the best they can be, on and off the field. Not satisfied with a 7 win, 11 loss season in 2017, Wayne will continue to build on the foundations of the game plan set in his first year the helm and strive to achieve the ultimate goal in 2018.
The Coolbinia Amateur Football Club looks forward to working with Wayne and his assistants in 2018!
Team Manager: Narelle Bonjour
Assistant: Tony Ricciardello
Assistant: Lindsay Marinkovich
Reserves Coach: Lindsay Marinkovich
After 429 games of Amateur Football, Coolbinia AFC Stalwart Lindsay Marinkovich has been appointed as Reserves Coach for the 2018 Season.
Marinkovich started playing with Coolbinia AFC in 1988, back when part of the Club was still known as Mt Hawthorn-West Perth AFC and played out of Beatty Park Reserve!
Marinkovich has had a storied career with the Club over the past 29 years, experiencing almost all the highs and lows the Club has had in that time.
Certainly, two of his greatest highs have come in the final decade of his career; the breakthrough 2011 C2 Premiership Flag in which he was a player (his first Premiership in all years of playing), and the 2016 E3 Premiership Flag.
However, Marinkovich has been known in the latter stages of his career for his more ‘educatory’ role on the field, guiding our young up and coming players and helping them develop into accountable and resilient players for Coolbinia AFC.
Finally, at the age of 48, Marinkovich has hung up the boots, and will finally emerge to Coach an exciting group of players in the Reserves cohort for 2018.
Assistant: Jordon Moore
Assistant: Bob Scherini
Thirds Coach: Phil De'Souza
Coolbinia West Perth AFC is pleased to announce Phil De Souza as the Thirds Coach for the 2018 Season!
Having taken over from Anthony Morgan for the 2017 season, Phil is a 100 game plus veteran of Coolbinia after coming from Wembley in 2009. Phil has been a wall in the backline of the Thirds team for the past few years, although managing to sneak forward and kick the occasional goal! The undoubted highlight of Phil’s time at Coolbinia however was his key role in the 2016 Thirds Premiership team!
In 2018 Phil will continue to develop a and build a team that upholds the ethos and strong culture of the Club. Most of all, Thirds football will be fun, and will cater for players of all abilities.
The Club looks forward to working with Phil and continuing to run a successful Thirds team in 2018 and beyond.
Team Manager: Steve Gallaugher
Assistant: Anthony Morgan
Integrated Coach: John Stone
Coolbinia West Perth Super Coach John Stone returns for an incredible fifth season as Integrated Coach in 2018!
John has been the foundations to which Coolbinia West Perth’s Integrated Program has been built on since its inception in 2014, with his tireless work ethic and dedication to developing not just to developing our Integrated players football skills, but their life skills as well.
No challenge is too big or too small for John as he immerses himself entirely into each and every one of his players to ensure they all get the maximum out of themselves they possibly can. John is universally renowned within Integrated football coaches as an astute and endearing coach to all players within the competition.
The Club is indebted to the work John has done for the past four years, and he and the players have seen just rewards with back to back to back flags in 2015/16/17.
Team Manager: Kylie Bain
Assistant: Brad Ferguson