Posted on Tuesday 18th June, 2019


The AFL Victoria – WRFL “Coach of the Month” in the Junior, Youth and Senior Age Groups for May 2019 have been announced.

This award recognizes some of the great work being done by local coaches in the Western region community and reinforces the importance of good Coaching in local football, schools and Auskick.

Nicholas (Froggy) Triplett – Sunshine F.C

Nicholas (Froggy) Triplett is a coach that has been recognised by fellow coaches, administrators, parents and children from Sunshine Football Club. Nick has a great passion for teaching his team not only skills, but also the importance of sportsmanship.

Nick not only want his players to be good footballers, but he’s also teaching them to be good people as well.

Tony Walshe – Spotswood F.C

Tony took the position of U18’s coach on once pre-season had already commenced and set about building a list after the team withdrew from the Under 19 competition mid-way through the 2018 season. After starting the season slow, the team has continued to develop over recent weeks and currently sits 3-3 after 6 matches as we approach the second half of the season.

Tony is also the football operation manager at the club and is the kind of person who will always step in when the club needs him. He has put emphasis on the growth of the team and pathway at the club which has seen a great start to the season for the U18 side.

Leanne Meyer – Point Cook Centrals F.C 

Her attitude, motivation and nurturing personality is what MAKES our team function. Leanne focuses on the team bonding and building on everyone’s weaknesses rather than just strengths. She instills confidence in her team and encourages them to be the best they can be (on and off the field).

Leanne is an organised coach that understands the importance of planning out of the year as well as each training session. She also has a close connection with the playing group and is aware of everyone’s family / personal lives and has an open and honest approach when speaking to individuals.


All winning Coaches will receive an AFL Store Voucher for their efforts and be in contention for the 2019 Coach of the Year award.

Thank you to all who took the time to fill out a Nomination! We received some outstanding applications, and goes to show that Western region footballers are in great hands.

The nominations for the AFL Victoria – WRFL Coach of the Month for the Month of June are now open! Click here to Nominate a coach.