2019 Junior Coaches & Managers
Under 10 Coach
Coach: Under 10s - David Ogier
Favourite Positions: Loose Head, Second Row
Playing Experience: High School Rugby, Army Unit Team.
Coaching Experience: Accredited Level 1 Coach. 2 years of Junior Coaching for Norwest.
Rugby Philosophy: Rugby is about the battle, battle for your team mate, battle for the team, battle for the club. Everyone has a go and at the end of the day your best is all we can expect.
Under 10 Manager
Under 11 Coach
Coach: Under 11s - Tony Turanga
Originally from: New Zealand
Coaching Experience: Many years back in NZ. 2 years of junior coaching at the Norwest Bulls. Coaching Kids Rugby (U8-U12) Qualified. Norwest Coach of the Year 2017. Coach of Norwest Dads XV.
Rugby Philosophy: Developing all of the players in a team, from the newest to the most talented, is crucial to the success of the whole team.
COMMIT – CONTROL – COMMUNICATE!
Under 11 Manager
Under 12 Backs Coach
Under 12 Forwards Coach
Backs Coach: Under 12s - Scott Walbancke
Favourite Positions: Flyhalf and fullback
Playing Experience: Over 150 games for Dundas Valley Vikings. Norwest Dads XV – most tries.
Coaching Experience: 4 years of Junior Coaching at Norwest and 2 years assistant coach of Parramatta District junior development squad. Norwest Coach of the Year 2018.
Rugby Philosophy: Running rugby, teaching the kids to play eyes up rugby and playing what is in front of them. Focus on creating space in attack and closing space in defence. Showing them the rewards of putting in the work and celebrating the successes.
Forwards Coach: Under 12s - Dennis Nothdurft
Favourite Positions: No8, Breakaway, Lock
Playing Experience: Over 200 senior games (Defence Academy, Ipswich, Penrith, Blacktown). Current captain of Blacktown 3rd XV and Norwest Dads XV.
Coaching Experience: Accredited Level 2 Coach. 15 years of Junior Coaching for Blacktown, Norwest and Parramatta District, including two premierships. Norwest Coach of the Year 2013.
Rugby Philosophy: Rugby is the same as community life. There is a job for every type of player. Every player needs to do their job to the best of their ability and work together for the team to reach their potential. The job of the coach is to inspire every player to reach their potential and to help forge the bonds within the team.
Under 12 Manager
Under 13 Coach
Coach: Under 13s - Tom Filipo
Originally From: Auckland, NZ
Background: Sports and Exercise Science, University of Auckland
Skills Coach: Scrum & Maul, Breakdown, Strength and Conditioning
Favourite Positions: No8, Breakaway, Front Row
Coaching Experience: Norwest Bulls U11s 2017, U12s 2018.
Rugby Philosophy:As a Coach, create an environment that is enjoyable and promotes positive behaviour that can be applied on and off the field. As a Team, respect, encourage support and trust each other. As an Individual, adopt the habit of competing with yourself, to better your skills and performance each time.
Under 13 Manager
Under 14 Coach
Coach: Under 14s - Jeremy Fleming
Favourite position: Anywhere in the second row!
Playing Experience: Longtime retired!
Coaching experience: First year as Head Coach. Many seasons as assistant Coach, been with the team from U7s.
Rugby Philosophy: There is a position for everyone. Every player in their position wants to do their job to the best of their ability. Trusting, respecting, playing for each other and the jerseys they are wearing.