Football Department

Andrew Sturgess – Senior Coach

Andrew Sturgess was announced as Coburg’s new Senior Men's Coach in August 2019 and his first season as coach of Coburg FC was cancelled due to covid in 2020.  In 2021 Andrew finally got to fulfil his passion for the club as it's Senior Men's team coach and although covid impacted the season again, the team was able to at least play 10 games.  Coburg finished the year 3 wins and 7 losses but there was clear improvement with the cohesion, connection and on field performances of the club.  4 games were lost by 4 points or less so Andrew will be looking to 2022 with great optimism that with further improvement we can take another great step forward.

Prior to becoming senior coach of Coburg, Sturgess made 21 appearances for the club in 2014-2015, where he was a well-respected member of the playing and the leadership group.After a year away from the club in 2016, he returned for the 2017 season, this time as an Assistant Coach responsible for the midfield before departing the club at the end of 2018 to take up the Senior Coaching role with Northern Football League Division One side Bundoora.

A former Northern Knight, Sturgess has also played with the Northern Football Leagues Eltham and the Goulburn Valley Football League's Seymour, where he won a Best and Fairest and also was named in the GVFL’s team of the year in 2016.

Away from football Andrew is supported by his wife, Bianca and son, Leo and he has also represented Northcote and Carlton in Victorian Premier Cricket.

Michael Still – Assistant Coach, Forwards

Michael joined Coburg initially for the 2020 season, after spending seasons 2017-19 as a playing Assistant Coach with his junior club, Eltham. For the last six rounds of the 2019 season, he filled in as Co-Senior Coach alongside former Collingwood Premiership Player and Coburg Development Coach, Brent Macaffer.

Drafted from the Northern Knights to Essendon with pick 55 in the 2008 AFL draft, Still spent much of his time with the Bombers' then affiliated club, Bendigo. After leaving Essendon he spent 2011 in the VFL with Werribee before moving onto the SANFL where he spent 2012-14 with West Adelaide. Moving back to Victoria for 2015, he joined Collingwood's VFL team where he spent two seasons before returning to Eltham on a full time basis.

Daniel Fiteni – Development Coach

Daniel also joined the club as a football department assistant for 2020, and in season 2021 will be a development coach.

Daniel played his senior football with Keilor Park and also had a stint in the VFL with Williamstown in the early 2000's. He also recently played football with Essendon Masters.

Elliot Matthews – High Performance Manager

Elliot started at Coburg for the 2018 season as part of an internship for the High Performance team, before becoming elevated to a strength and conditioning coaching role for the 2019 season. In September 2019, he was appointed the clubs new High Performance Manager.

Elliot's previous experience includes working as a personal trainer for both Pro Sport Health and Fitness and the Yarra City Council. He also previously was a strength and conditioning coach with VFL club Port Melbourne in 2016, and has also worked as a Hockey Coach with Kew's Xavier College.