Gosnells Football Club is pleased to advise, that after an extensive interview process, Aaron Ballantyne has accepted the appointment as the Club’s League Coach for 2019.
As a former Gosnells player, Aaron is well known within the Club. Since ceasing playing, Aaron has spent a number of years coaching at both East Perth and Peel, and is an accredited Level 2 Coach.
Aaron is a West Australian Football Commission employee, currently appointed as District Development Officer in the Peel Region.
The Club acknowledges and thanks Corey Bertram for the time and effort he has put in over the past 3 years and we wish him well in the future.
Corey took over as League Coach in 2016, after the Club failed to win a game in 2015, and was relegated to C2. Since taking over the League Coach role, the team made finals in 2016 in C2, a Grand Final in 2017 in C2 and was promoted to C1 in 2018, once again making inroads into the finals.
Thanks to his efforts, the Club is now well set up for 2019 and beyond.
Experience at coaching at at least C1 grade – For League team coach
Sound football and coaching background
Working With Children’s Card
Demonstrated leadership and communications skills
Gosnells made finals in C1, C1 Reserves and E3 Grade in 2018 and the Club is seeking further improvement in 2019.
The Club has a large pool of young Colts players and is seeking to achieve further development within existing pool of players, as well as recruiting additional Colts age players in 2019.
Gosnells participated in the inaugural WAAFL Woman’s competition in 2018. Proposed changes in the WAWFL competition in 2019 may see a large growth in player numbers and the Club is seeking to have two woman’s teams in 2019.
Remuneration is by Honorarium
Applications close 28th September 2018 and should be submitted in writing addressed to:
The Gosnells Hawks Football Club quest for WAAFL finals glory ended at the hands of Ballajura Football Club last week when the Hawks reserves lost by 14 points in the Preliminary Final. This result was similar to last year when the team lost by 6 points to Warnbro Swans in the same final. Ballajura started strongly and had 5 goals on the board before Gosnells troubled the scoreboard attendant. Ballajura lead by 31 points at half time but Gosnells started to play exciting football and reduced the margin to only 7 points early into the last quarter. Just when the large contingent of supporters thought Gosnells would go on and win, Ballajura was able to score from a turnover in the middle of the ground and open up a 14 point margin. Despite many chances in the remaining 15 minutes Gosnells was unable to reduce the margin which ended another disappointing season for the team.
Final scores were Ballajura 9.8 (62) Gosnells 7.6 (48). Michael Handgraaf, Mitchell Withers, Ashley Pescod, and Tim Hale all played well for Gosnells.
The Gosnells Hawks Football Club has one team remaining in the WAAFL C1 Division Finals after the league and thirds were eliminated last Saturday. The reserve team advanced to the Preliminary Final with a victory over Bassendean.
Willetton took control in the first quarter of the league game scoring early goals before the Gosnells players responded and went in at half time only 3 goals down. Willetton took complete control in the third quarter booting six goals and sealed the victory. The Hawks fought back in the last quarter holding Willetton goalless but the game was out of reach. Final scores were Willetton 13.13 (91) Gosnells 9.7 (61). Best for the Hawks were Jayden Woods and Josh Hall. For the second consecutive year Jayden won the association Fairest & Best Award.
The reserve team has found form at the right time with a comprehensive victory in the first semi final and move to the third week of finals. It would appear the main problem facing coach Steve Davis will be selection of his team with several additional players available. Final scores were Gosnells 14.4 (88) Bassendean 6.3 (39).
The thirds were unlucky not to advance to Preliminary Final by going down by 3 points to ECU in an exciting game. The Hawks were in front all day but couldn’t hold on in an exciting finish. Sam and the boys should be happy with the result as this team went winless last year.
This Saturday the reserve team plays Ballajura at Jubilee Reserve, Bassendean at 12.35 pm on the way to the Grand Final..
The three teams that the Gosnells Hawks Football Club qualified for the first week of the WAAFL finals will all compete in the second week of finals. The league and thirds were successful in the elimination finals but the reserves lost the qualifying final but will contest the first semi final on Saturday.
The league game was a brilliant spectacle enjoyed by the large crowd at Gosnells Oval. The Hawks seemed in trouble half way through the last quarter trailing Carlisle by 3 goals but goals to Josh Hall (2) after towering marks, Adam White and Tim Hale saw Gosnells lead by 6 points with only a few minutes on the clock. Carlisle came hard in the closing stages needing to score a goal to send the game into extra time. The ball was deep in their forward line when the siren sounded but the Hawks had done enough to record a victory in a fantastic game of Australian Rules Football. Final scores were Gosnells 12.9 (81) Carlisle 11.9 (75). Best for the Hawks was Adam White who was brilliant at half back with Robert Davis, Levi Gallagher and Eric Mitchell.
The reserves played below expectation and went down by 14 points to Quinns District. Coach Steve Davis is confident his team can bounce back this week. Final scores were Quinns District 10.8 (68) Gosnells 8.6 (54). Best players for the Hawks were Demayne Brown, Ryan Davies, Michael Sewell and Christian Agostino.
The thirds held on to win a close game where only a few points separated the teams all day. Coach Sam Parker was extremely proud of his players on the way they responded to hold off a determined Ellenbrook challenge and win by 7 points. Final scores were Gosnells 8.7 (55) Ellenbrook 7.6 (48). Best players for the Hawks were Jade Ginn, Heath Goodhew, Jaxon Millsteed and Lam Le.
Club Stalwart Dean Stauborg will play his 150th club game against Willetton on Saturday.
This Saturday the league and reserves play at Burrendah Reserve, Willetton in the first semi finals. The league takes on Willetton and the reserves play Bassendean. The thirds play ECU in the second elimination final at John Reid Oval, Forrestfield at 12.35 pm.
The West Australian Amateur Football League home and away fixtures completed last week with the Gosnells Hawks Football club qualifying three teams to compete in the finals which start this Saturday. C1 Division league and reserves teams together with the E3 team were the successful teams.
The league team had a comfortable victory over Bullcreek Leeming last week to consolidate fourth spot and secure a home final. The competition is extremely even and it would not surprise to see any of the finalists make it to the grand final. Final scores were Gosnells 15.13 (103) Bullcreek Lemming 9.11 (65). Best players for the Hawks were Marlon Johns, Levi Gallagher, Kade Pescod and Jayden Woods.
The reserves finished second on the ladder and look to have the best chance in several decades to take out the elusive premiership. The last time the reserves were premiers was back in 1965 in the SSMNFL. Coach Steve Davis has several omissions through injury and work commitments but is confident of success this year. Final scores were Gosnells 18.21 (129) Bullcreek Leeming 2.1 (13). Lindsay Williams, Michael Handgraaf, Wayne Ninyette (8 goals) and Dmayne Brown played well for Gosnells..
The thirds completed the season with a 37 point loss to Ballajura last week but coach Sam Parker is confident his team will improve this week. Final scores were Ballajura 12.12 (84) Gosnells 7.5 (47). Best players were Paul White, Michael Vidich, Russell Fuller and Tom Stevens.
The colts finished with only two wins for the season but it is a credit to the lads, Paul, Jeff, Karen, Joanne and support staff that they completed the season in a positive fashion with good numbers and good prospects for season 2019. Final scores were Bullcreek Leeming 10.17 (77) Gosnells 4.3 (27). Best were Jack Phillis, Dalray Jones, LLeyton Bagovits and Byron Hanson.
Gosnells Hawks league team play Carlisle in the Elimination Final at Gosnells Oval at 2.30 pm, the reserves play Quinns District in the Qualifying Final at Burrendah Reserve at 12.35 pm and the thirds play Ellenbrook in the Elimination Final at Arena Joondalup at 12.35 pm.
The Metro Boys play Kelmscott at John Dunn Memorial Oval, Kelmscott at 3 pm on Sunday.
The Gosnells Hawks Football Club’s league team moved back into the top five due to a convincing victory over Stirling and unexpected losses to Melville and Carlisle. The Hawks need to win against Bullcreek Leeming this week in the last qualifying fixture to secure fourth spot and a home final. Final scores were Gosnells 18.18 (126) Stirling 4.6 (30). Best players were Jayden Woods, Robert Davis, Ryan Thompson and Marlon Johns.
The reserves had little trouble with Stirling recording a 150 point victory. Final scores were Gosnells 24.13 (157) Stirling 1.1 (7). Dean Stauborg, Wayne Ninyette (8 goals), Lindsay Williams and Nathan Hansen all performed well.
The thirds went down for only the second time this season to ECU. Final scores were ECU 11.9 (75) Gosnells 5.4 (34). Best for the Hawks were Ruben Barham, Richard Marsden, Corey Ridley and Jaxon Millsteed.
The colts again gave 100% effort against older and stronger opponents. Final scores were Canning Vale 16.6 (102) Gosnells 3.5 (23). Best were Trenayne Hodder, Raymond Shaw, Jack Phillis and Cailem Narkle.
The Hawks women’s team completed its inaugural season with a close game against Hills Rangers. Final scores were Hills Rangers 3.4 (22) Gosnells 2.4 (16). Michelle Watson, Maddison Briggs, Teisha Steenson and Sarah Patterson were best for the Hawks.
The Metro team struggled for numbers against a classy unit in Baldivis. Final scores were Baldivis 25.13 (163) Gosnells 4.6 (30). Ryan Leach, Marley Nelson, Craig Winmar and Vijay Haran were best for Gosnells.
This week the league, reserves and colts are home at Gosnells Oval, the thirds travel to Kingfisher Oval to play Ballajura and the Metro boys have a bye.
The Hawks Ladies Committee is hosting a “Ladies Day Luau” this Saturday for members. Entrance is $30 with part proceeds to charity partner White Ribbon.
Photo of Gosnells Hawks Women’s player Elisha Bettany taking possession of the football with Sabrina Johnson and Maddison Briggs backing up.