Simon Williams - Senior Coach
Simon Williams is in his secong year as senior coach after arriving at the fieds in 2016. Simon has a distinguished career resume as both a player and coach in the amateurs. He has been part of successful era’s at Old Brighton being part of premierships as a player and senior coach and we look forward to that success continuing at the fields..
His achievements include:
- Player from 1993 - 2006 ( 218 games )
- Member Old Brighton Team of the last 50 years : 1957 - 2007
- B Grade Senior Premiership player
- Club Captain 1999 - 2004
- Life Membership Award 2005
- Reserves Coach 2009
- Senior Assistant 2010 - 2011
- Senior Coach 2012 – 2014
- 2015 Coach for B-D4 Amateur Rep Team Vs Vic Country
Stuart Wigney- Senior Assistant Coach
Stuart spent his first four seasons at Footscray, having been recruited from Leongatha. He had perhaps his best season in 1990 when he had 284 disposals, 132 marks and kicked 18 goals. It was the same year that he represented Victoria at State of Origin level, against Tasmania. A key position player, he was traded to Sydney at the end of the 1991 AFL season but made just one appearance for his new club due to an ankle injury. Stuart was then traded to Adelaide for the 71st pick of the draft, which Sydney used on Mathew Aston. After making his Adelaide debut late in the 1993 season, Wigney played a role in their run to the preliminary final, with three goals in their elimination final win over Hawthorn. His fourth and final club was Richmond, which he joined in 1995 after being de-listed by Adelaide and being picked up with the ninth selection of the pre-season draft. Wigney played three finals for Richmond in 1995
Seb Gotch - Reserves Coach
Seb attended CGS starring both as a Cricketer and Footballer. He completed year 12 in 2011.
He played Football at Oakleigh Chargers and made the difficult choice between the two codes with Cricket eventually winning out culminating in him playing this year in the Big Bash and also forcing his way into the Victorian Sheffield Shield State team.
Seb last year assisted De La Salle in the Reserves and we are very excited to have him as Reserves Coach for season 2017.
Will Bowes - Thirds Coach
Will has been an outstanding player and club person for the fields over many years. His determination and passion took him to senior and reserves premierships as a player while also winning the 2010 Reserves premiership as coach.
Will’s achievements for the club include:
- 200 game player
- Senior and Reserves Premiership Player
- Reserves Premiership Coach
- Thirds Runners up Coach
Nathan Beaumont - Under 19's Coach
Nathan who is known to a number of our younger players , has recently joined the club as its new Under 19's coach. impressed the Club during the interview process is an outstanding person for the role of looking after the clubs exciting under 19's program.
Nathan who during the week is a primary school teacher will join with us bringing his extensive coaching experience to our young group.
Nathan's Coaching History is-
East Malvern Junior Football Club
- 2012: U15’s
- 2013: U16’s – Runners up
Coached fellow CGFC players; Myles Spielvogel, Darcy Levin, Ollie Allis, Max Simpson and Zac Mowthorpe.
- 2014: U15’s – Runners up
Had the pleasure of coaching Jack Higgins (current student at Caulfield Grammar, currently seen as a top 10 pick in 2017 National Draft)
Coached a large contingent of current students from Caulfield Grammar who will be playing U19’s in 2017.
- 2015: U14’s – Runners up
- 2016: U15’s – Runners up
South Metro Interleague program
- 2015: U15’s (7 boys went onto represent Vic Metro at the U16 state championships)
- 2016: U14’s – Runners up
David Simon – Under 19's Assistant Coach
David attended De La Salle College and played his Junior Football with Murrumbeena Junior Football Club. His playing career was curtailed by a serious back injury. David was Assistant- Coach of the Murrumbeena U15 team when the side made it to the Semi-Finals. In addition to Football he is an avid cricketer playing for East Malvern CC and works as a Mechanical engineer with Toyota Australia. David will be a great addition to our Under 19 Team in 2017.
Guy Nelson - Women's team Coach
Guy is a footy tragic who has coached at various levels in VAFA and junior football. He has a passion for teaching footy and is a life member at Old Melbournians FC. His son when went to MGS and his 2 daughters are Millie CGS 2012 and Emma who is one of our current Year 12 players. Guy’s assistant coach will be our own Finn McEvoy. This year Finn has been involved in coaching girls at Prahran Football Club where he has been working closely with Darren Flanigan AFL Victoria women's football competition manager and our former senior coach Wayne Oswald in developing a coaching manual for women’s footy. This experience combined with Finn’s connections with CGS and CGS will be invaluable as we establish and grow women’s footy at CGFC
Corey Lovell – Assistant Coach
Corey played over 200 games of senior football with a number of suburban and country clubs including Portland, Prahran, North Kew and Surfers Paradise. He has then had coaching positions at Surfers Paradise and St. Kilda City. In recent years he has been team manager, selector, and board man at Old Brighton under Simon Williams.
This year at CGFC he will be Chairman of Selectors and match day team board man.
- 200 games of senior football with a number of suburban and country clubs including Portland, Prahran, North Kew and Surfers Paradise
- Assistant coach at Surfers Paradise under 16's and under 18's for 3 years
- Assistant coach at St Kilda City Under 17's one year
- 7 years as team manager, selector, and board man at Old Brighton under Simon Williams.
Barry Rowlings - Football Ambassador
Barry played for Hawthorn and Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1970s and 1980s. Recruited from Moe, Rowlings was one of Hawthorn's best players in the emotional 1976 premiership triumph.
In 1978 Rowlings suffered a serious knee injury which prevented him from being part of Hawthorn's 1978 triumph, and was cleared to Richmond. In his first season at Tigerland won the Jack Dyer Medal, which is awarded to Richmond's best and fairest player for the season. In 1980 he played in Richmond’s premiership against Collingwood. Since 1996 Barry has been Football Director at Caulfield Grammar School and holds a development coaching role for all year levels.
The Ambassador role recognises the efforts that Barry has undertaken over many years , linking the School to the CGFC , especially in the area of recruiting which will be ongoing. This is a strong element of the platform that both the CGFC and the Kellaway Club ( through its President John Iozzi ) are driving forward with. Our desire is to create a strong pathway for players to move comfortably between the School and CGFC is paramount to sustained success for the Club.