News from The Eagles
Updated 26 November, 2013
Yarraville Seddon Eagles are pleased to announce Jesse Smith as
Senior Coach for the 2014 season.
Jesse is a 27 year old who played 27 AFL games with North
Melbourne and St Kilda before his career was cut short by injury.
Jesse was drafted to the AFL via the Calder Cannons, where he
played under renowned junior coach Robert Hyde. From there Jesse
was recruited to North Melbourne, where he was coached by Dean
Laidley, in a team that included stars such as Daniel Wells and Brent
In 2010 Jesse was drafted by St Kilda where he was coached by
Ross Lyon, before a serious injury forced him to retire mid season.
In 2013 Jesse spent the season with Sunshine where he was an
assistant and a development coach under Brett Jacobs.
Jesse has an absolute passion for coaching, and a keen interest in
developing younger players to progress into senior players.
The Club is also pleased to announce that both Greg Wray and Dean Callaway will continue
in their roles as Under 18s and Reserves Coaches respectively.
Yarraville Seddon Eagles firmly believes this is a great step for the long term future of the Club,
and encourages all players and supporters to get behind Jesse as he takes the club forward.
Jesse Smith joins the Eagles
Seddon FC Premiership ReUnion
Saturday 30 November 2013
See EVENTS page
To all past and present players, parents, members of YSE
A new Committee of Management was elected at the club AGM on
Monday evening 28th October, and I am honoured to have been
endorsed as Club President. With the other 13 members of the
Committee, all listed below, we have been entrusted with taking the
club forward for the next 12 months, and recognise the challenge
We take over with the Club having had a tough past season, but we
must commend the efforts of the previous committee as at the same
time we remain in Division 1 in 2014 which was critical. The club has
over the past season also made positive moves to create a pathway
from our juniors to the seniors, and we will continue to work on that
The club has recently appointed as our senior coach Jesse Smith (a
recent AFL player who retired due to injury at a young age), and
have also reappointed Dean Callaway to Reserves coach and Greg
Wray to Under 18s coach. We are very happy with the balance of
experience and knowledge in our coaching group, and the great
support team led by our Football Manager David Bongetti.
As for our juniors, after a season in which every junior team playing
for points made finals, we look forward to continued success and just
as importantly development for all our juniors. Over the coming
fortnight we plan to announce as many if not all of the coaching
positions for the junior teams for 2014.
We have a massive challenge ahead, to continue to build on what
has been started, to continue to make this club a great place for our
community, which celebrates the achievements of EVERY individual
from our youngest to oldest. Ultimately we want Yarraville Seddon
Eagles to not only be feared on the field but respected off the field.
We want to build this club to its potential – but it needs everyone
from the past and present to all get involved – to become a
powerhouse in Division 1, to be a community place for our kids to
grow in, for us to meet and enjoy watching our smallest in Under 9s
play kick off the dew on a Sunday morning, to watching those we
grew up with playing with the big boys on a Saturday afternoon!
More information will follow and where possible will be emailed out.
If someone you speak to hasn’t seen this letter, please forward to
them – part of our challenge is to get our membership contact list
current. I also recommend everyone to refer to the yseagles.com
website for further information.
A letter from recently elected President of Yarraville Seddon Eagles, Mr. Tony Sticca,
The Club is pleased to announce that 2 time Seddon Premiership player, and Premiership coach,
Keith Royston has joined the Club as Senior Assistant coach. Keith brings a wealth of experience, and
will be a great asset for our new senior coach Jesse Smith, and is a great person to have back
involved with the club.
The club is pleased to announce Rob Green as Head of Recruiting. Rob brings years of experience with
him from inside the league as a player and coach, and also has experience in recruiting for clubs within
the WRFL and also other leagues. We are very lucky to have Rob on board as we continue to move the
club forward both on and off the field.