West Brunswick AFC is delighted to announce the appointment of Angus Hamilton and Matthew Drain as co-coaches for the 2012 Season. Both Matthew and Angus have previously played with and been involved with the club.
Angus “Hamma” Hamilton joined WBAFC in 1995. He played 120 games and is one of West Brunswick’s favourite sons. He was Captain of the club in 1998/1999, and in 2002/2003 was assistant coach (including involvement in the 2002 Premiership). In 2004-2006 Angus was the senior coach before heading off to the UK in November 2006. Angus has kept in close contact and supported the club whilst in the UK. Indeed, Angus has played the role of a quasi-international recruitment scout with many current West Brunswick players having returned home from the UK and joined West Brunswick on Hamma’s recommendation. It’s great to see Hamma returning to Park St.
Matthew “Drainy” Drain played at West Brunswick in 2003 and 2004. Outside West Brunswick Drainy has held various positions through his sport science background. These include:
- Essendon FC Football manager
- Cricket Australia high performance manager,
- Western Bulldogs Football Manager & high performance manger
- St Kilda FC . General Manager Football – List Management
- Carlton Cricket club coach
Matthew’s experience will no doubt be invaluable to the our current list, and will be a major draw card for attracting new players to the club. We are extremely lucky to have secured someone of such high calibre as Drainy.
Matthew and Angus will be in touch with players shortly with plans for the pre-season however, should you have any queries, please contact Angus on 0402532217.
We welcome both coaches and look forward to a very successful year in 2012.