AFTER their debut in the Rising Stars competition and securing the services of Premiership coach Mick Rogers for the 2010 season, the Piranhas could be excused for resting on their hard work. Not so! Piranhas President Aimee Barber has continued to structure the club well for the years ahead.
Working with Piranhas Life Member, State legend and Vice President of the WAWFL Board Charmaine Rogers, the club has recruited Colin West as the Clubs Youth Girls Coach.
West played league football with Swan Districts before work commitments took him to Bunbury where he played 150 games for South Bunbury and 30 more for Boyanup/Capel/Dardanup, the team now known as the Eaton Bombers. He began working as a development officer in 1990 and is now the General Manger of Development and Education at the WAFC.
When asked what drew him back to grass roots footy, and female footy particularly West said: “It is exciting and rewarding to work in an area with such growth, the girls are enthusiastic and keen to learn.”
West also outlined the importance of volunteers. “I also want to continue to work as a volunteer in footy to give back to our game,” he said.
Charmaine Rogers said she was "over the moon" to have West at Claremont.
“I was so excited during our meeting I could hardly contain my enthusiasm when he indicated he was interested, he is such a quality coach that this means big things for Claremont,” she said.
President Aimee Barber suggested that; “The pieces are definitely starting to fall into place.”
The WAFC Claremont Development team is also adding pieces to the big picture, lead by District Manager Dan Barnes, who is capitalising on the energy of Sam Cousens and Michael Farmer to ensure the team is promoted and strategically built.
The Piranhas are also launching their own All Girls Auskick Centre, which will lead to a Junior Girls team, helping the Piranhas build a promising future in female footy!
If you want to be involved with the Piranhas in any of their programs contact Aimee on 0408 958 561.