NEILL NAMED SANFL TALENT MANAGER – FEMALE PROGRAMS

Published on: Dec 22 2016 | Author: Zac Milbank |

Norwood Talent Manager Robbie Neill has been appointed as SANFL’s new Talent Manager – Female Programs

In charge of the Redlegs’ junior Centre of Excellence since 2010, Neill will start in the newly-created role in January.

The 42-year-old, who previously worked for SANFL, will be responsible for developing and managing elite programs for talented females in South Australia.

Neill’s brief will also include talent identification to enhance South Australia’s performance in National competitions and the amount of SANFL players selected in the AFL Women’s Draft.

The former Redlegs’ forward will also work closely with SANFL clubs to develop their female talent programs and pathways in their metropolitan and regional zones.

”Robbie is highly respected at SANFL for the way he has managed the talent programs at the Norwood Football Club,” SANFL General Manager Football Adam Kelly said.

”We are delighted his experience and passion for the game will now contribute to the continued expansion and development of female talent pathways and programs in South Australia.”

ROBBIE NEILL
Playing Career
AFL
Sydney (1992-94) 21 games 9 goals
St Kilda (1996-97) 23 games 7 goals
SANFL
Norwood (1998-2005) 134 games, 240 goals

Professional Career
2003-05 – Junior Development Coordinator Norwood/North Adelaide
2006 – SANFL Affiliated Leagues Coordinator
2007-09 – SANFL Junior District Leagues and Promotions Manager
2010 – Current – Norwood Talent Manager

Coaching
2009 – South Adelaide Under-18 Coach
2010-15 – Norwood Under-16 Coach
2013 – Norwood League Assistant Coach
2016 – Norwood Under-18 Coach

 

 

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