B Grade Coach Appointed for 2023
The Modbury Football Club are delighted to announce former A Grade premiership player and goal kicking legend, Darren Mitchell, as our Reserves Coach for season 2023. Darren was a Modbury Junior who would go on to be a two-time A grade premiership player for our club (2004 and 2008). Darren also played for the Broadview football club in their Division one days (2010-2012) as well as the Bridgewater football club where he kicked 105 goals in the 2016 season. Most famously, Darren kicked 32 goals in a single match back in 2019 for Hope Valleys C grade but wasn’t awarded best on ground honours!
Darren’s coaching credentials include Playing forward line coach in Bridgewater’s 2016 Premiership side, Assistant Coach for Port Adelaide’s Division 1 Women’s football club in 2018, and playing Assistant Coach for Hope Valley’s C and B Grade sides over the 2019 and 2020 seasons respectively. Most recently, Darren has also been coaching junior football at Modbury.
The selection committee were really impressed with Darren’s vision for the reserves side which emphasised not only a passion for player development and building a pipeline of talent from juniors to seniors, but also to see our reserves side become genuine premiership contenders alongside our A Grade.
To secure someone with Darren’s playing credentials, premiership success and passion for our football club into our Reserves coach role is a fantastic outcome for Modbury and continues to build our preseason momentum nicely. Roll on season 2023, we cannot wait to get started!