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COACHING STAFF

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Chris Newman (Senior Coach)

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Max Bailey (Senior Assistant)

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Ricky Petterd (Senior Assistant)

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Matt Adolph (Senior Assistant)

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Andrew Shakespeare (Development Head Coach)

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Damien Yze (Development Assistant)

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Michael Shmerling (Development Assistant)

As a previous coach for the Ajax Junior Football Club Michael Shmerling moved to the Albert Park Falcons Football and Netball Club. Having recently acquired his Level 2 AFL Coaching Accreditation, Shmerling joined the Box Hill Hawks coaching staff in November 2015 to enhance his skills and prove another invaluable asset to the Box Hill Hawks coaching staff.

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David Knight (Development Assistant)

Having played U18, U19 and Reserves at Box Hill Football Club from 1985-1988, David Knight began his coaching career with the Forest Hill Football Club in 2008 coaching the U9 and U15 sides before moving to the EFL Interleague as Assistant Coach of the U15 side in 2014. 2015 saw Knight coach the Vermont Football Club’s U19B side acquiring his Level 2 Coaching Accreditation that same year, joining as Assistant Coach for the Development Side for the Box Hill Hawks in 2016.

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David Banfield (Specialist Coach)

Life Member David Banfield has a long history with the Box Hill Hawks Football Club. Awarded Club Champion in 1990, Banfield was also awarded Best and Fairest in 1993 and Captained the side in 1994, 95 and 96. Banfield kicked off his coaching career with Vermont, taking the side to four 1st Division Premierships before moving across to Box Hill as a Senior Assistant Coach in 2002. Banfield took up the position of Specialist Coach at Box Hill in 2012, a position that he still holds today marking his 18th season as a player and a coach with the Box Hill Hawks.

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