2018 Youth Girls 1 Coach Announced

January 31, 2018

We are thrilled to announce Gray Barton as the Girls Youth 1 coach for 2018.

Welcome Back Gray!!

  • 2016 Youth Girls – co-coach with Michael Reeves
  • 2015 U15 Girls Head Coach
  • 2014 U15 Girls Inaugural Head Coach
  • 2013 U11 Assistant Coach
  • 2012 U10 Assistant Coach
  • 2011 U10 Assistant Coach

Gray’s Coaching Philosophy

“It has to be about having fun with friends… it can and should be about competition and improving skills and setting goals both for individuals and the team, but first and foremost, it has to be about having fun, and finding the right way for that to happen.

Coaching is incredibly rewarding when you facilitate players both individually and as a team having fun, working toward their goals, and building a bond with one another.”

Joining Gray as assistant coach – and forming our first ever Father/Daughter coaching combination is Maeve Barton.

2018 Youth Girls 1 – Assistant Coach – Maeve Barton

There can be no doubt Maeve is a football tragic – loves her mighty Rooboys, going to the footy every week, all AFLW footy, Katie Brennan and has been a devoted supporter of the Roy Girls since playing in the first U15 team.

“We look forward to an exciting season ahead in 2018 – great competition, building skills and setting goals … and, as always, making sure we enjoy our footy together”