Leigh Adams was appointed as the new Senior Coach of the Coburg Football Club in September 2017, following recently steering South Croydon to its inaugural Eastern Football League Division One Premiership. Having played 104 AFL Games for North Melbourne from 2007-2014, Adams retired in 2015 due to ongoing injury. A tough, versatile utility admired for his toughness & 'team-first' approach, Adams is a AFL level 3 accredited coach and is part of the AFL's 'Next Coach program.'
Ben makes the step up to the VFL after being Leigh Adams’ right hand man in South Croydon’s Premiership win. Previously, he had played 220 games of Senior Football with South Croydon, which included the Division 3 & Division 2 Premierships in 2001 & 09 respectively. Retiring in 2014, he then moved straight into Coaching. Ben is an AFL Level 2 Accredited Coach and will be responsible for the backline in season 2018. Osborne is also an accredited Cricket Coach & has Captained Victorian Sub-District Cricket side Bayswater over the past few seasons.
Andrew Sturgess returned to Piranha Park for season 2017, having played 21 games for the club from 2014-2015 where he was a member of the leadership group through that period. Originally from Eltham, Sturgess spent time in the coaches box during an injury layoff in the 2015 season prior to his playing return. Having won the Best & Fairest with GVFL side Seymour in 2016, Sturgess would make an instant impact as a Coach in 2017. Sturgess will play with Northern Football League side Bundoora when VFL Commitments allow him to.
Tom Curran makes his foray into Coaching for the 2018 season, joining his former North Melbourne Teammate in Senior Coach Leigh Adams. Drafted with pick 40 in the 2011 National Draft, he regained his passion to be involved with club football again, having played a handful of games with his old school mates with VAFA Club Collegians. Tom spent three years on North Melbourne's list- however due to injury could only manage a handful of VFL games.
Tom is the son of Peter Curran, the former North Melbourne Premiership Player from the 1980's.
Todd Beames joined Coburg Football Club as its new High Performance Manager in October, 2017, having joined the club from the Calder Cannons where he was their High Performance Manager for two seasons. He has also previously worked with Netball Victoria, Carey Grammar & AFL Victoria in High Performance roles previously and currently works as a Facility Manager & Group Trainer with Prosport Health & Fitness.
Todd has completed a Double Degree in a Bachelor of Exercise Science & Sport and Recreation Management at Victoria University, as well as his Masters in Strength & Conditioning Degree at Edith Cowan University.