Coaching Staff

Tom Morrison | Senior Men's Coach
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Morrison has built up a strong 9 years of coaching experience, first coaching in 2011 as the Colts Assistant Coach at Claremont FC in WA. While coaching, Morrison continued to play in the WAFL where he was known for his toughness, game sense and will to succeed- all qualities that he brings across in his coaching. In 2013, Morrison joined Sydney Uni and took on the role of Premier Division Head Coach where he managed his first senior program. Morrison has held a number of coaching roles within SUANFC, Sydney AFL and Sydney Swans Academy over the years, where he has proven himself as a personable and highly knowledgeable coach who is an invaluable asset to any club or team.

Tom is well known and respected around SUANFC and SUSF and, having been embedded in the senior coaching teams of SUANFC since joining in 2013, has an unmatched understanding of the deep complexities of SUANFC and the local footballing landscape. With the reputation of always going above and beyond for the athletes, coaching team and club, SUANFC is delighted to sign Morrison on for another year as Senior Men’s Coach.


Lindsay Scown | Senior Mens Assistant Coach
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Scown came to SUANFC following the 2019 season and took on the role of NEAFL Senior Assistant Coach (Development), before moving into the role of Senior Assistant Coach in the Men’s Premier Division side for the 2020 season. Scown brings with him a wealth of experience in developing young footballers and is an excellent addition to the Men’s Senior Coaching team. Scown has a number of years of coaching experience in the Men’s Premier Division competition at both East Coast and Inner West, and even after just one season with SUANFC has already cemented himself within the club and has made a lasting impression as an extremely educated, well liked and respected coach who is an asset to the coaching team.


Oscar Gibbins | Mens Reserves Coach
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Gibbins will move into his new role of Men’s Reserves Coach for the 2021 season, coming from his previous role within SUANFC as Colts Head Coach. Oscar came to SUANFC in 2015 from Glebe Juniors, and has played in the colts, Men’s Division 1, 2 & 3 and Reserves sides. Oscar took up coaching in 2015 and has coached in the Independent Schools Comp at Knox Grammar, within Junior Football at Canada Bay Glebe, and within the Colts program at SUANFC. Most recently, Gibbins coaching role saw him overlooking the colt’s program as Head Coach, and with a particular focus on skill development and leadership, he has seen playing numbers rapidly increase within the program as well as ensuring on field success. SUANFC is excited to be able to promote such a talented coach from within its own ranks to Men’s Reserves coach.


Yucel Celenk | Women's Premier Division Head Coach
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Celenk has over 5 years in the coaching background of AFL, where his professionalism has been brought into play to his teams both on and off the field. With excellent knowledge of the Women’s Premier League competition, Celenk creates a collaborative working environment and respects the sporting code of conduct. Previously coaching the Sydney University Women’s AFL Premier League from 2013 - 2017 and as Assistant Coach to the NSW AFL Women’s 2013-2014. SUANFC are proud to be able to have such a talented coach with the team ready for the 2021 season.


Adam Birman | Men's Division 1 Head Coach
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Birman moved from Western Australia where he joined SUANFC in 2016, with experience of being a player in WA, Adam now wanted to play whilst in NSW. With first starting to play AFL with Sydney Uni then making his way the rank to Head Coach of the Men’s Division 2 2020 in which they won the premiership. Birman has started that after having a few losses in grand finals he himself was determined to get a premiership win for the Division 2 men in the 2020 season. SUANFC are happy to announce that Adam Birman will be Head Coach of the Men’s premier Division 1 team.


Joshua Cutrupi | Men's Division 2 Coach
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Cutrupi has great understanding and perception in the sporting field from playing for the St George Dragons in 2009 then moved across into SUANFC in 2010. With playing 185 games for the club, he has given back to SUANFC his time with 3 years of committee work, for example, organising NSW’s first amateur sport Pride Round. Winning premierships in 2013, 2015 and 2020. His commitment to the club is outstanding with being assistant coach from 2014 and with currently coaching the AFL at a school, in which won the U15 Sydney regionals in 2019. It is with great pleasure we are welcoming Joshua Cutrupi to be head coach of the SUANFC Men’s Division 2 team.


Matt Jensen | Men's Division 3 Coach
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Jensen has had over 10 years of playing experience in AFL, with playing senior football for Wollondilly from 2011-2017 (100 games). He has also served on the board for 3 years including secretary and vice president, captain for 1 year and assistant coach for 1 year. Moving over to USYD in 2018 (to almost 50 games) he has played in all 3 rainbow teams and captain of the golds for the past 2 years. Jensen’s coaching experience started in 2017 where he has coached the Wollondilly U17s in 2017, coached the BHS school team for 3 years since 2017 and co-coached the U17s Glebe/ Canada Bay side in 2020. He was also a participant in the 2004 Paul Kelly Cup for the best primary school kids in rural NSW, SUANFC welcomes such talent to be the head coach of the Men’s Division 3 team.


Tim Spehr | Colts Head Coach
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Spehr will be going into his 6th year of coaching AFL in the 2021 season, as Head Coach of the Colts team, Spehr will bring great knowledge and skill to the team. As said by Jon Dyster, “I am excited to have Tim join our Colts squad as Head Coach. His experience already in the Uni football system will bring a great understanding as to what it takes to develop young footballers to play the Student way. I know Tim to be a knowledgeable and committed coach who I am confident will continue the success of our Colts program.” From experience such as Head Coach of many team levels to helping players gain acceptance into the inaugural Swans Youth Girls Academy, SUANFC are very pleased to have Tim Spehr as Head Coach of the Colts team.


Jon Dyster | Colts Division Two Coach
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Jon comes from a rich background of coaching in local junior football with the Newtown Swans.

A well-respected figure in the football community, Jon is also serving as Vice-President at Growthbuilt SUANFC, managing the Club's junior football program.


Jeffrey Thomas | Colts Division 2 Coach
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Jeff is a long-time coach having been the first club coach at Newtown Swans in their foundation year in 1999. Since that time Jeff has held the role of Coach of the SUANFC Reds, along with a number of years of coaching at youth level before joining the Colts program for the 2019 season.