From left to right: Michael Garner, Gary Brown (AFL Victoria Regional Development Manager) and Jo Adams Posted in Front Page News

The SMJFL would like to congratulate two of our finest coaches in winning their respective local regional Coach of the Year Award and being recognised as finalists in the State Coach of the Year Awards.

Michael Garner (East Brighton Vampires JFC) was a finalist in the State Youth Coach of the Year category after he won the Southern region award. 

Jo Adams (Hampton Rovers AFC) was a finalist in the State Female Coach of the Year category after she won the Southern region award. Jo also coached the Under 16 girls youth Interleague team that represented the SMJFL during the carnival.

Michael and Jo were in attendance in the MCC Dining Room at the MCG on November 14 along with over 500 other guests and were addressed by the key note speaker on the night, three time AFL premiership coach, Alastair Clarkson.