Coaching staff

Tom Morrison | Senior Coach

Tom has recently been appointed as Senior Coach at SUANFC following the departure of previous coach Daniel Gilmore.

Tom begun working his way through the coaching ranks starting in WA as Claremont FC’s Colts Assistant Coach. From there he was Claremont Colts Senior Assistant Coach, WA state u/16 Head Development Coach, Claremont FC Head Academy Coach (14s-16s) and later Claremont FC Foxtel Cup League Assistant Coach. Morrison coupled his coaching aspirations as a player in the WAFL, where playing with Claremont he was renowned for his toughness, game sense and will to succeed.

In 2013, Morrison joined Sydney Uni as the Club looked to steer the NEAFL Program to requisite state league standards. Taking on the role of Sydney Uni Premier Division Head Coach, 2013 saw him manage his own senior program, while his role as a Sydney Swans Academy Coach and Sydney Uni NEAFL Senior Development Coach maintained a focus on development.

Morrison is a well-respected individual throughout Sydney Uni sporting environment and will draw on his ability to lead and manage young people, as much as teach, in pushing the NEAFL Program at Sydney Uni to new heights in 2017.

SUANFC is delighted to recruit such a prodigious coaching talent from within its own ranks. Morrison understands the deep complexities of SUANFC, its NEAFL program and the local footballing landscape.

Lloyd Perris | Development/Midfield Coach

Despite being just 21 years of age, Lloyd is no stranger to the coaches box.

After 2 years with the Sydney Swans, Lloyd joined SUANFC for the 2016 season while recovering from his third ACL injury sustained at Swans training in August 2015.

2016 saw Lloyd become the Sydney Swans Academy Senior Assistant Coach while also coaching the Student's NEAFL backline.

Lloyd has already begun work as the Club's Development Coach, taking advantage of the numerous strong relationships he shares with the Club's younger players.

Lloyd will also take control of the Student's midfield in 2017, along with the help of 2016 co-captain Lewis Stevenson.

SUANFC are thrilled to have Lloyd committed for the 2017.

Lewis Stevenson | Assistant Coach

Lewis began playing with SUANFC in 2015 after stints with Port Adelaide and West Coast Football Clubs in the AFL.

Stevenson will assist Lloyd Perris as midfield coach in 2017.

Will Sierakowski | Assistant Coach

Will has returned to a coaching role in 2017, assisting Senior Coach Tom Morrison with the Students backline.

Will's knowledge of the game is a great asset to SUANFC and our football program.

Tom Reddin | Head of Fitness & Medical

Tom Reddin joined SUANFC in 2014 and has played a major role in the NEAFL program's development.

Tom comes with exprience in many elite sporting programs including NSW Cricket, Melbourne Heart and the NSW Institute of Sport.

Ed Arnott | Strength & Conditioning Coach

Ed joins SUANFC this season after completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science & Masters of High Performance Sport at ACU.

Ed has experience working with the Sydney Stars Rugby Program and both Sydney Uni Football (Rugby) & Cricket Clubs.

Tony Overall | Premier Division Coach / 0407 599 998

Winning a senior premiership in his first season with the club in 1997, Tony Overall has juggled playing and coaching over the past 20 seasons at SUANFC (with a career in high level amateur football in Adelaide before that), taking charge of the senior side for the 2004 season, before coaching SUANFC’s reserve side in 2007 and 2008.

Overall returned to the senior coaching ranks in 2009,10,11 and 12 as the Senior Assistant Coach (Premier Division), before most recently undertaking the role of Club Coaching Director of the lower grades in 2013,14, 15 and working with the Sydney AFL representative side 4 times (once alongside newly appointed SUANFC NEAFL Coach Tom Morrison).

Along with working beside Tom Morrison, Overall has also worked with both Daniel Archer (former Eastlake and NT Thunder Senior Coach) and Roger Moten (former Sydney University NEAFL Senior Coach and current GWS Development Coach). He has finals experience second to none having been involved in some of the strongest playing groups and team cultures at the Club in recent memory.

Greg McDonald | Colts (U/19s) Coach / 0433 229 790

Former Maroubra Saints coach Greg McDonald has been appointed as head coach of the SUANFC Colts for 2017.

Beginning his involvement with the Saints in 2000 as a coach of junior sides and an active committee member, McDonald has also served as a Development Officer for the AFL.

McDonald comes to SUANFC with a wealth of experience as a level 2 accredited coach, working with clubs, schools and universities, while also working with multicultural and indigenous teams in the Northern Territory.

Daniel Miller | Division One (Blues) Coach / 0431 465 321

A former Premiership player with SUANFC, Daniel Miller will make his coaching debut with the Students' Division 1 team this season.

Jim Beard | Division Two (Reds) Coach / 0401 184 517

The youngest of our seven coaches, Jim Beard will coach his first SUANFC side in 2017, alongside club-veteran Josh Cutrupi as his assistant.

Brent Pollock | Division Four (Golds) Coach / 0401 901 328

Brent Pollock joined SUANFC in 2006 and since then has played over 100 games for the club.

He won his first premiership with the Reds in 2009, a feat repeated last year in a successful 2015 Reds campaign.

In his first year in charge of the Plats, Brent led the side to a preliminary final on the back of a remarkable winning streak that saw the Plats win 10 out of their final 12 games in 2016.

Greg Nix | Division Five (Plats) Coach / 0473 906 414

An SUANFC veteran, Greg Nix will be in charge of our Division 5 side this season.

Greg is renowned for his friendly, laid-back attitude, and is a great role-model for players new to AFL and the Club.