The Hampton Rovers AFC is delighted to announce that Gary Sheldon has been appointed senior coach for the 2007 VAFA season. Gary comes to the Rovers from a successful three year stint at Craigieburn where he won the 2005 B Section Premiership and was named coach of the year. He also had a great playing career with VFA club Coburg playing 159 games and winning the 1988 Liston Medal.
Former captain of Coburg, Gary played in 2 premierships with the VFA club while winning the club best & fairest on 2 occasions. He was named on the wing in the clubs Team of the Century and was picked in a number of VFA representative sides. He won the VFAs highest individual honour in 1988 picking up the Liston Medal.
More recently, Gary was assistant coach to Mark Williams at VFL club Northern Bullants and also coached the Reserves.
In 2004, he became senior coach at Craigieburn Football Club in the Essendon District Football League. The following year, the club won the B Section Premiership and Gary was announced the EDFL north west region coach of the year. The club was promoted to A Section for the 2006 season.
Gary is sure to be a valuable asset to the Hampton Rovers as the club looks for the return of on-field success and a return up the grades.
Experience an entire new atmosphere at the Rovers in 2007 and get on board as the club moves forward. Whether you wish to play, sponsor, volunteer or simply support the club, there hasn?t been a better time to get involved than 2007.
Pre-Season training commences in early December up until the Christmas break. As well as new and existing Senior/U19 players, junior players are also more than welcome to attend. Full details will be announced on the Rovers website very shortly.
The club looks forward to your support in 2007.