Football Department
Senior-Coach-Matthew-Ashenden

MATTHEW ASHENDEN

SENIOR COACH

Coolangatta Tweed Heads AFL is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Ashenden as Senior Club Coach for Season 2021.

Matthew comes to Cooly with a wealth of coaching experience as both a school sports coach at a local Sports Excellence School, specialising in AFL as well as coaching senior AFL football within Southern Queensland.

Matthew has spent the past five season at Kenmore Bears in our own Div 2 Competition with appearances in finals in every season across both the senior and reserve grades, finishing up with Division 2 premierships for both Kenmore Senior and Reserve Grade men for season 2020.

AGE: 37
Years Coaching Coolangatta AFL: 1
Recruited from: Kemore AFL Club (QFA Division 2, Queensland)
Premierships: Kenmore AFL Seniors 2020, Kenmore AFL Reserves 2020

Colts-Coach-Kane-Hall

KANE HALL

COLTS COACH (UNDER 18.5 YEARS)

Coolangatta Football Club has the honour to announce the appointment of Kane Hall as our Colts Coach for 2021.

Kane is a legend within our Club and was an assistant to our 2018 Colts Team.

Kane has most recently been plying his coaching credentials with our own Junior Club, Tweed Coolangatta Junior AFL Club as the under 16.5s coach.

Kane is bringing these boys up to senior football for 2021.

AGE: 42
Years Coaching Coolangatta AFL: 1
Recruited from: Tweed Coolangatta Junior AFL Club

Football-Manager-Craig-Salisbury

CRAIG SALISBURY

FOOTBALL MANAGER
PLAYER WELFARE OFFICER

The Club is pleased to announce that Craig Salisbury has agreed to assist the Coolangatta Football Club by taking on the dual roles of Football Manager and Player Welfare Officer for season 2021.

Craig will also become our club’s first Player Welfare Officer for season 2021. This new role will provide our players in the Men’s, Women’s and Colts space with someone to discuss issues with.

Craig will be independent of the Management Committee and has vowed to be a strong, vocal advocate for the playing group either as an individual or from a team perspective more generally with the Coaching staff and the Management Committee.

In the football space, Craig has a wealth of experience coaching at a junior level with a number of junior premierships to his name.

AGE: 47
Recruited from: Tweed Coolangatta Junior AFL Club

Assistant-Senior-Coach-Danny-Darnett

DANIEL DARNETT

ASSISTANT SENIOR COACH

The Coolangatta Football Club would like to welcome Daniel Darnett to Coolangatta Football Club as an Assistant Senior Coach.

Daniel has been playing footy with the PBC Lions since he was a kid and has had the privilege of playing under some quality coaches and captains whilst being surrounded by a bunch of top-grade professional footballers.

As our Senior Coach’s right-hand man, Daniel is now looking forward to getting into the other side of football with the Coolangatta Football Club and getting to know the playing group.

Daniel will be working with our players to take use to the next level.

AGE: 28
Years Coaching Coolangatta AFL: 1
Recruited from: Palm Beach Currumbin QAFL (Queensland)

Reserve-Grade-Coach-Garry-Issacs

GARY ISAACS

RESERVE GRADE COACH

Coolangatta Football Club has the honour to announce the reappointment of Gary Isaacs as our Reserve Grade Coach for 2021.

Gary is the longest serving current coach at Coolangatta AL and has been our reserve grade coach for a number of years.

Gary is keen to continue with the development of our reserve grade playing group and having taken them to the preliminary final in 2020, Gary wants that “one more game” in season 2021.

AGE: 51
Years Coaching Coolangatta AFL: 4
Recruited from: Sunraisia Australian Football League

Water-Distribution-Engineer---Nick-Plummer

NICK PLUMMER

WATER DISTRIBUTION ENGINEER

Years of Volunteering with Coolangatta Tweed AFL: 10

Water-Distribution-Engineer---Glenn-Pidgeon

GLENN PIDGEON

WATER DISTRIBUTION ENGINEER

Years of Volunteering with Coolangatta Tweed AFL: 9

Contact Us

Club Contacts

President – John Lavender
0490 095 609

Vice President – Nigel Ellis
0404 297 029

Secretary – Steve Rendall
0430 453 791

Football Manager - Craig Salisbury
0478 950 285

Sponsorship – John Lavender
0490 095 609

Email
secretary@coolangattafootballclub.com.au

2021 Coaches

Senior Bluebird's Coach:
Nicole Graves

Reserves Bluebirds Coach:
Sally Carter / Garry Van de Werken

Men's Senior Coach:
Matt Ashenden

Men's Reserve Coach:
Garry Isaacs

Colts (U18.5) Coach:
Kane Hall