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Place Coaches Update - Sam Joppich to coach U16s

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Place Coaches Update - Sam Joppich to coach U16s

Andrew Thomson

The Sherwood Junior AFC are pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Joppich to the role of U16 Head Coach for the 2018 season.


Sam will fill the role vacated by Jake Fuentes after Jake’s promotion to Head Coach for the Western Magpies Colts (U18 side).

Sam is a former local Sherwood junior who grew up around the corner from the football club and progressed through the Auskick program and into the Senior/Reserve teams over a period of 10+ years. Sam is currently the AFL Excellence Coordinator at Woodcrest State College in Springfield as well as Assistant Coach for the South Brisbane Vixens U17 girls team.

Sam assists as a Development Coach for the AFLQ South running their Summer Development programs. Through this role Sam has developed strong relationships with both the AFLQ and the Brisbane Lions and their Academy.

“Culture is everything, a good culture breeds confidence, builds friendships and a willingness to learn, as Sherwood was my club I played at for over 10 years as a junior and into senior teams, I am looking forward to coming back to the club and moulding the next generation of footballers but more importantly, young men” Sam said.