The Caulfield Grammarians Football Club committee is delighted to announce that Simon Williams will continue as senior men’s coach for the 2022 season. Simon has a distinguished career resume as both a player and coach in the amateurs. He has been part of successful eras at Old Brighton being involved in premierships as a player and senior coach. Simon arrived at the Fields in 2016 and led Caulfield to our 10th Senior Premiership in 2019.
His achievements include:
Player from 1993 - 2006 with Old Brighton(218 games) including being a member of the Old Brighton Team of the last 50 years : 1957 - 2007, B Grade Senior Premiership player and Club Captain 1999 - 2004.
Old Brighton Senior Coach 2012 – 2014 including B Grade Senior Premiership Coach in 2013.
2015 Coach for B-D4 Amateur Rep Team vs Vic Country
CGFC Senior Coach 2016 onwards, with promotion from C to B to A grades
2018 VAFA Premier B Team of the Year - Coach
2019 CGFC Premier B Seniors Premiership Coach
Marcel Bruin - Senior Assistant Coach
Marcel Bruin is a former Casey Scorpions player who also carved out a successful VAFA career at Old Brighton and joined the Fields in 2016 with Simon Williams. He has been crucial in the development of the squad and instrumental in the success that has been achieved over the past 5 years.
2004-2007 - Springvale Scorpions (VFL) playing list, played 48 Senior games over 3 years @ Springvale which became Casey Scorpions (2005) while affiliated with St Kilda – No finals.
Best First year player 2004 Springvale Scorpions
Played in Under 22 State Game, South v North 2005.
2007 - 2014 Played Old Brighton
Played Ammo's state footy somewhere in there u22’s.
2013 won B grade Grand Final - OBGFC Best & Fairest
2014 won A grade OBGFC Best & Fairest – Co-Captain OBGFC
2015 played B-D4 State team. - Captain OBGFC
Jeff Scotland - Development Coach
Jeff Scotland is into his 4th year as development coach, after returning to the Fields in 2018. Jeff played with the Fields in A and B Grade from 1985 – 1987. Jeff has also coached Senior and Reserves grade level and representative level with the VAFA U19s and also Junior and Youth levels with Murrumbeena JFC and more recently has spent 5 years at University Blues U19s (4years) and 2017 Premier Thirds in the VAFA
Player from 1980-2012 (346 VAFA games, 294 with Power House & 52 with Caulfield Grammarians)
1992-1993 Captain PHAFC
1993-1994 Coach PHAFC
1995-1996 President PHAFC
1995 PHAFC Best & Fairest
Life Member of PHAFC
Seb Gotch - Reserves Coach
Seb Gotch is in his 5th year as reserves coach. He attended CGS starring both as a Cricketer and Footballer. He played Football at Oakleigh Chargers and made the difficult choice between the two codes with Cricket eventually winning out culminating in him playing in the Big Bash and also forcing his way into the Victorian Sheffield Shield State team. Seb assisted De La Salle in the Reserves in 2016 and then came home to coach the Fields Reserves for the first time in 2017.
2017 CGFC Premier C Reserves Premiership coach
Richard Harris - Thirds Coach
Richard Harris joined CGFC straight after finishing at Caulfield Grammar in 1980. After some development years in the U/19s and Reserves, Richard developed into a decade long Senior player and long serving committee member. Commonly known as “Harry”, he stepped into the President’s role when the club had lost our home ground at Albert Park and managed to secure our current home at Glenhuntly Oval. Harry and his brother Andrew founded the legendary CGFC GF Lunch, which has become a widely successful and popular event on the football calendar. Harry’s 2 sons, Max and Oliver, have also recently played for the club.
Player from 1981-1994 (223 games with CGFC)
1995 – 1996 CGFC President
CGFC Life Member
Served in a variety of CGFC Committee roles over the past 40 years
Founding Host of CGFC Grand Final Lunch and Member of Organizing Committee
Lachie Rayner - Under 19s Coach
The Fields are delighted to have Lachie Rayner as the Under 19s Coach for Season 2021.
Lachie joined CGFC straight after finishing at Caulfield Grammar in 2013. He has held a variety of coaching roles in a number of sports and has had extensive experience developing junior footballers at Caulfield Bears JFC.
Player from 2014-2019
APS coach at Caulfield Grammar for 6 years across a variety of sports including Football, Volleyball and Athletics.
Junior coach at Caulfield Bears JFC for 5 years - assistant and head coach across the under 11-14 age group.
Stephen Kendall - Under 19s Assistant Coach
Stephen Kendall in his 4th year as Assistant Under 19s coach. Stephen attended CGS (Caulfield Campus) from prep through to year 12 (1985-1997) and played first Football, Tennis and Water Polo. Stephen's family has a long association with the school and club with his father, two uncles and two cousins attending the school and playing for CGFC. His father, David who is still an avid supporter of the club played 100 games and was president for 4 years (1966-69).
Player from 1998 to 2009 (151 games)
2002 CGFC Premier C Reserves Premiership player
John Nankervis – Women’s Assistant Coach
John Nankervis attended CGS Wheelers Hill (2007-13) where he played First XVIII football and continued his playing career with the CGFC Senior team from 2014 to 2017. Due to injury, John was forced to finish playing and quickly turned his attention to coaching where he began as an Assistant Coach with Prahran Assumption’s inaugural women’s team in 2018.
With a drive to return to The Fields, John joins CGFC as a Senior Women’s Assistant Coach in 2021
Harry Urwin – Women’s Assistant Coach
- Head Womens coach at Bulleen Templestowe Amateur Football Club - 2017-2019
- Talent scout at Oakleigh Chargers - 2018-current
- Yarra magpies football program
- Under 14 boys assistant coach - 2018
- Under 13 girls assistant coach - 2019
- Ivanhoe girls grammar school junior school and senior school head coach - 2015-2017
- YJFL umpire - 2008-2017
- Life member at Greythorn Falcons Junior Football Club
Deb Konopnicki - Women's Reserves Coach
2016 – 2017 Player in SMDFC Inaugural Women’s Team
2016 – 2017 Leadership Group / Captain for SMDFC Women’s Team
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.