2012 Coaching Staff Announced


Beecroft Rugby Club has appointed Jim Harnett as the Director of Coaching for 2012. Jim has a fantastic CV with a plethora of coaching experience ranging from Directing Rugby for Cork Rugby Football Club (Ireland), Navan Rugby Football Club (Ireland) & Adelaide University Rugby Football Club plus heavy involvement with local clubs such as Gordon, Manly, Knox Grammar School, Shore School & Brisbane Grammar School.

Jim will have the task of Initiating and undertaking a range of activities that will enhance the playing strength, set a structure for the seasons direction of the club for all grades, at training and competition matches.

The Club has also appointed Grant Charlesworth and Richie Ballard as joint 1st Grade Coaches for 2012. Grant has been doing a brilliant job taking care of 2nd Grade for the past 4 seasons leading them to a Grand Final birth in 2009. He is said to be very excited about taking on the role of first grade coach.

Richie has been a club stalwart for over 10 years and has been involved in 3 Grand Finals as a player, coached 4 teams to the finals and has shown the early brilliance of what could be a phenomenal coaching career.

The Club’s Committee would like to welcome Jim and congratulate all 3 on their new roles.