The Payneham Norwood Union Football Club is thrilled to announce the appointment of former Norwood Captain and Melbourne Demon Jace Bode as Senior Coach for the 2020 season. Jace will act as a playing coach, with Garry McIntosh as an assistant and bench coach. Macca will also become the full time coach of the Reserves in season 2020 and will continue coaching our junior footballers. Jace will also be assisted by Ben Hunt, alongside his role as our Senior Women’s Coach.
The Club owes an immeasurable debt of gratitude to Garry and his family for his 15 years as our senior coach including 5 senior premierships culminating in this year’s division one premiership. Garry’s selflessness in permitting and the assisting the club speaks measures as to his integrity and commitment to the club. Equally, Jace is thrilled to be able to have the benefit of Garry’s experience as an Assistant Coach.
We’re very excited to welcome Jace to the club and will benefit from his substantial experience at AFL and SANFL level. We’re equally as lucky to welcome Jace’s wife Natalie, former captain of the Australian netball team and world championship player. We trust that everyone will make Jace, Natalie and their daughters Maddie and Milla feel welcome.