Simon Williams is in his fifth year as senior coach after arriving at the Fields in 2016. 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 and he led Caulfield to our 10th Senior Premiership in 2019.
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
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 in his fifth year as senior assistant coach at the Fields and had a distinguished career as a player in both the VFL and VAFA.
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 3rd 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 4th 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
Patrick Kennedy - Under 19s Coach
The Fields are delighted to have Patrick Kennedy returning as the Under 19s Coach for Season 2020.
Patrick began his coaching career straight out of school, assistant coaching the Old Xaverians U/19 Reserves in 2012 and then coaching the side in 2013 & 2014. He was assistant coach for the U/19 First XVIII for two seasons which included the 2015 Premier section premiership. After a strong contribution to the U/19 program at the Old Xaverians, Patrick moved into senior football. He was the senior assistant coach at the Kew Football club in the 2017 Premier C season, with responsibilities including the forward line and opposition scouting. After a year off, Patrick's passion for coaching was reignited and decided that Caulfield would be a great fit and he coached the team to a mid-table finish in 2019, with a number of his charges playing Senior football
Stephen Kendall - Under 19s Assistant Coach
Stephen Kendall in his 3rd 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
Mitch Dupljanin - Women's Team Coach
Mitch Dupljanin joined CGFCW in 2018 following a stint as coach of Old Aquinas’s women’s team. Mitch attended CGS Wheelers Hill and has played, captained and coached in the VAFA for many years. He is an outstanding communicator with a passion for teaching women’s sport having coached basketball as well as football.
Player from 2006-2018 (116 games with Eley Park FC)
2009 - 2011 Captain Eley Par FC
2012 – 2014 Vice Captain Eley Park FC
2008 Best Clubman Eley Park FC
2018 Senior Women’s Coach Aquinas Old Collegians FC
2019 CGFC Women's Premier B Premiership Coach
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.
Matt Scholten is a former player and Reserves coach, is a life member and past president of both the CGFC & the CGA. Matt & Will share the coaching duties and embrace the balance of fun & high quality football that the Dirty Thirds provides the playing list.
Player from 1983 - 2000 (240 games)
2000 D Grade Reserves Premiership Player
1997-1999 CGFC Reserves Coach
1998–2012 President of CGFC
2019 Premier B Thirds Premiership Coach
Life Member of CGFC
Will Bowes - Thirds Co-Coach
Will Bowes is a former player and Reserves coach, is a life member of CGFC and is heading into fifth year as Thirds coach. Will & Matt share the coaching duties and embrace the balance of fun & high quality football that the Dirty Thirds provides the playing list.