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COACHES

Sam Cavicchio

Head Coach and Year 4/5 Coach at RS Governor Stirling.

Has been part of the Rising Stars program from its inception two years ago and is the driving force behind starting Rising Stars in the eastern suburbs. We are very fortunate to have Sam on board as he has a long affiliation developing and coaching young footballers in the Swans District and WA.
– State 12s Boys Assistant Coach since 2014
– 2017 State 15s Girls Coach
– Governor Stirling SHS AFL Specialist Program Coordinator and Coach
– Previously been Swans District Coaching Coordinator
– Previously been Swans District Development Squad Coach

Taylor Pescud

Year 4/5 Boys and Girls Coach at RS Governor Stirling.

Another young developing star player from Governor Stirling who wants to help coach young talent, Taylor has taken the WA Youth Girls competition by storm in her first ever competitive year of football. After representing the WA State 15s Girls team in 2016, she played for Swan Districts Youth Girls in 2017 and was voted captain and also won the MVP in her first year. Taylor was selected and played for the State 18s Girls team in 2017 as a 16 year old and has a very bright future ahead.
– Current Governor Stirling SHS AFL Specialist Program student
– 2016 WA State 15s player
– Current Swan Districts FC Youth Girls captain and player
– 2017 WA State Girls 18s player

Todd Banfield

Year 6 Boys Coach at RS Governor Stirling.

We would like to welcome Todd to the Rising Stars coaching staff at Governor Stirling as he is another high quality current WAFL player with Swan Districts FC. Todd has also previously been in the AFL system as a player with Brisbane and Richmond and also attended Governor Stirling SHS.
– ex Governor Stirling SHS AFL Specialist Program student
– ex Upper Swan JFC player
– 2007 WA State 18s player
– Brisbane Lions player from 2009 to 2013
– 2010 AFL Rising Star nominee
– 2010 AFL International player
– Richmond Tigers player in 2014
– Current Swan Districts FC player

Tony Notte

Year 6/7/8 Boys Coach at RS Governor Stirling.

Tony is new to the Rising Stars coaching staff in 2017 and we are very excited to have him on board to help our older players at Governor Stirling, where he attended school. He has previously been a player at the West Coast Eagles for three years and recently played 200 games at WAFL level for Swan Districts and played for the WA State WAFL team in 2017.
– ex Governor Stirling SHS AFL Specialist Program student
– ex Upper Swan JFC player
– 2007 WA State 18s player
– 2007 AIS AFL Academy player
– West Coast Eagles player from 2008 to 2010
– Current Swan Districts FC player

Darren Rumble

Played 229-games for Subiaco in his career.

Was drafted on the Rookie list by Fremantle at pick number 42.
Darren won six premierships at Subiaco and represented the WA State Team on 3 occasions. Darren is the current State Under 17’s Coach.

Stewart Horton

Girls Coach at RS Governor Stirling.

Another new and exciting young coach who is a Phys Ed teacher at Warwick SHS. Stu was part of the coaching staff with the State WA Girls 15s in 2017 and is rated highly due to his passion, communication skills and willingness to build solid relationships with his players. He has been a part of the Subiaco FC Colts and Development Squad system as a player and is now playing league football at a local Amatuer club while also coaching the Colts team.
– ex Subi Colts player
– Current player at Stirling FC
– Current Colts coach at Stirling FC
– 2017 WA State 15s Girls Assistant Coach

Mitchell Bain

Year 4/5 Boys Coach at RS Governor Stirling.

As well as a program that looks to develop and improve young players, Rising Stars also likes to help develop young coaches. We are pleased to welcome a current Governor Stirling SHS student as a coach for our young group of players. Mitchell is a current Swan Districts FC Colts player, playing since he was 16, and is now part of the 2018 WA State 18s program who have already started training last week in preparations for next year.
– Current Governor Stirling SHS AFL Specialist Program student
– High Wycome JFC player
– Current Swan Districts FC Colts player
– 2017 WA State 17s player
– 2018 WA State 18s player

Oliver Beath

State Under 15’s Girls AFL Coach 2017

Currently the Head of Health and Physical Education at All Saints’ College, Oliver is new to the Rising Stars Program in 2017, working as the Female Academy Coach for the South zone. Oliver has a real passion for football and has been heavily involved in developing young female footballers over the past 15 years. Has coached both male and females teams since 2003 in both developing and high performance Programs. Has coached 15 current AFLW players at a 15s or 16s State level.
-Head Coach of the WA State 15s Female AFL Team since 2009
-Head Coach of the 2013 WA State 15s Female AFL Team who became the first team to defeat Victoria and win a National Championship at any level (15s, 16s, 18s, 23s or Open)
-Development Coach at the 2017/18 WAFC Female Talent Academy
-Level 2 AFL Coaching Accreditation
-Been a member of the WAFC Schoolgirls’ Committee since 2006

Thomas Moscarda

Assistant Coach of the State Under 15’s

AFL Players to attend RISING STARS

Scott Lycett (Rising Star Ambassador), Elliot Yeo and Liam Duggan

John Simmons

Former State 12’s Coach

Michael Barton

State 12’s Coach

Medalled the last 4 Years at the National Championships