Coaching staff

Quality Coaching and Sound Management

The Club is privileged to have the services of ex Norwood legend and SANFL Hall of Fame recipient,

Garry McIntosh as our senior coach. Garry once again delivered an A grade Premiership in 2014, a total of 4 in his long and rewarding tenure. Garry was also inaugurated as a life member of the Football Club in 2014. Garry, as Senior Coach, continues to play a significant role in the development of the Club, both at senior and junior level, where he has also contributed as a coach for a number of years. He coached the Under 18 team to a premiership 2014.

Scott Direen, ex Sydney Swans and Norwood player, continues to assist Garry in 2015. Scott coaches the Reserves and has been Garry’s assistant on the training track and on match days for the previous 6 seasons. Scott steered the Reserves into a Grand Final in Division 2R in 2014. Chris Drage, a former A Grade Assistant Coach at the Athelstone Football Club and junior parent has been appointed as C Grade Coach to lead the side’s team competing in Division 8 in 2014. The Club is very excited for what Chris can bring to a young, developing group.

Mark Bennett is returning to Coach the club’s D Grade side after a strong introduction in 2014 which has done wonders for the playing numbers and camaraderie of the club as a whole.

Ben Hunt after joining the club in 2013 has been appointed as the Club’s Under 18 Coach after being an Assistant Coach to the A Grade for two years. Ben has experience in the junior program at Norwood and will bring a lot to the group attempting to defend their premiership.

Payneham Norwood Union Football Club has a committee-based structure. In addition there is a junior co-ordinator assisted by a junior committee overseeing and managing junior football operations. Along with Garry McIntosh the Club promotes a policy of appointing experienced and accredited coaches for each of the junior teams. As well as a coach, each junior team has a dedicated team manager to assist as well as the involvement of many of the parents within team to fill other responsibilities such as ground Marshall, goal umpire, time keeping, etc.