PRESS RELEASE – SENIOR COACH APPOINTMENT

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE – SENIOR COACH APPOINTMENT

The West Perth Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Geoff Valentine as its Senior Coach. Geoff was a member of the 1995 Premiership Team and Senior Assistant Coach of the 2003 Premiership Team.

Currently an Assistant Coach with the Claremont Football Club and Director of Football at Guildford Grammar School. Valentine brings significant coaching and playing experience to the role. Geoff will be responsible for all facets of coaching, player development, leadership and strategic direction for the Club’s senior football program

After finishing his playing career with West Perth, Valentine went on to coach with the Wodonga Raiders FC, Campbelltown FC, West Perth FC, Swan Districts FC and Claremont FC.  During this time he also had football roles with North Melbourne FC, Carlton FC and Richmond FC in the AFL.

Success has followed Valentine throughout his coaching career, with premierships at Guildford Grammar School, Wodonga Raiders and West Perth and reaching finals with Campbelltown, Claremont and Swan Districts.

Quote from President, Dr Neale Fong: “As a Club, we went through a thorough process to get the best person and Geoff brings a wealth of coaching knowledge and experience which we feel will strengthen our football program. We are confident that under his tutelage the Club will continue to progress and excel both on and off the field. Geoff demonstrated his vision for building key relationships, pastoral care of the playing group and support staff, along with connecting with the wider-football community within our Metro and Country Districts.”

Quote from Senior Coach, Geoff Valentine: “It’s an honour to be appointed as Senior Coach of the West Perth FC – the Club that I played for with pride and won a premiership for. I’m excited about what lies ahead for this current group and the Club by building on the program that has been established.”

Dr Neale Fong
President,
West Perth Football Club