BFUA Board and Coaches

BFUA Board  2017

OPERATIONS MANAGERGary Learmonth
Gary Learmonth
Mobile: 0408 518 908
Email: gary@aflgoldfields.com.au

Gary commenced with the BFUA in early 2016.  Gary brings many football experiences to the Operations Manager role including being General Manager - AFL Central Australia, Senior Coach - Darley Football Club, Volunteer Development Officer - AFL South Africa and is also the current Senior Coach of the Gordon Football Club.

CHAIRPERSON
Richard Carroll
Mobile: 0427 180 747
Email: Richard.Carroll@bgs.vic.edu.au

Richard has been involved in all aspects of football at both junior and senior levels for 45 years. Playing football in the old VFA in Melbourne, he was forced to retire after an eye injury cut short his playing days. He umpired in the Amateurs briefly before leaving the city to start married life in Castlemaine. He has coached junior football teams for 30 years (with mixed success) and been a member of the BFUA for the past nine years. Married to Mandy with three adult children, Richard is a keen Carlton supporter who enjoys the friendship and social connections the BFUA has allowed him to enjoy.

VICE-CHAIRPERSON
Rick McCluskey
Mobile: 0439 718 428
Email:rickmccluskey1@gmail.com

Rick has been married to Wendy since 1987 and has 2 children Matt 27 and Lauren 24.  Rick was born in Shepparton and played senior football with Shepparton United in the GVFL in over 90 senior games including 3 senior losing Grand Finals in a row.  He also played senior football with Shepparton East in the old Tungamah League including 4 interleague representative games before moving to Ballarat in 1992 where he played senior football with Buninyong as well as serving on the committee before coaching the Buninyong U18s in 2009/2010.  Rick started umpiring in 2002 and has umpired the 4 senior grand finals - Lexton Plains, Central Highlands, Maryborough and District as well as Ballarat Football League. Over his time with the BFUA Rick has served in many roles including joint field umpires coach, fitness coach and currently as Vice Chairman. Rick loves his spare time when he is able to go and support the Melbourne Football Club and is look forward to a big 2017 from the Dees!

FINANCE DIRECTOR
Steve McConville
Mobile: 0438 385 786
Email: stephen.mcconville@whk.com.au

GENERAL DIRECTOR
Robert Simmonds
Mobile: 0408 413 743
Email: simmonds.robert.r@edumail.vic.gov.au

GENERAL DIRECTORMark Warwick
Mark  Warwick
Mobile: 0408 579070
Email: mark.warwick@bgs.vic.edu.au

Mark grew up playing junior football for Wodonga Raiders and then moved on to play for Yackandandah and then Eaglehawk while at university before an ankle injury ended his playing career. Taking up a job at Ballarat Grammar where he has worked for 20 years he has been involved in coaching many junior and senior football teams. When the opportunity came up in 2014 to start umpiring (enabling Mark to do something active with his three boys) he leapt at the opportunity.  Mark enjoys running the boundary while keeping fit, running with the boys and meeting many new people.  Mark joined the Board in late 2015 and is a tireless worker on and off the field.

GENERAL DIRECTORPeter Brown
Peter Brown
Mobile: 0407 682 621
Email: pvajbrown@activ8.net.au 

Peter is married to Vicky and has 3 children - Alysha , Karlie and Jamie.  Born and bred in Ballarat Peter played junior footy with Wendouree when it was part of the Central Highlands Football League and played football for just over six years.  Peter took up umpiring 11 years ago and enjoys it as much now as what he did when he first started.  Peter has been a BFUA Board member for the past two seasons. 

GENERAL DIRECTOR
Glen Trigg
Mobile: 0417 366 856
Email: glen.trigg@hotmail.com

GENERAL DIRECTOR
Justin Davey
Mobile:
Email: joinersedge@gmail.com

Justin Davey is an experienced senior umpire for the BFUA. He has umpired 15 seasons including 11 senior grand finals (2 boundary) various interleague appointments and the 2010 country championships in Canberra.

Justin played junior footy at Learmonth, and senior footy at both Navarre and Learmonth football clubs between umpiring stints. 

Justin is married to Lauren and has three children Annabel, Patrick and Mitchell.  Justin was educated locally at Miners Rest Primary,St Patrick's College and then completed a joinery apprenticeship.  He now runs his own kitchen renovation and cabinetry business 'Joiners Edge' located in Mitchell Park.

Justin has also got plenty of experience on the cricket field having played 20 years at senior level for different clubs including coaching and captaincy roles.

BFUA Coaches 2017

SENIOR FIELD COACHRoger LeGrand
Roger Le-Grand
Mobile: 0417 354 862
Email: Roger.LeGrand@gotransit.com.au

Roger has a wealth of experience as highlighted below;

- Umpired over 550 games

- Umpired in the Waverley Juniors, Yarra Valley Mountain District FL, VFL, TAC Cup, BFUA and Wimmera Umpires

- 10 Senior Grand Finals including 5 x BFL Seniors

- BFL Coaches voted Umpire of the Year x 3

- Vic Country Field Umpire of the Year 1999

- AFL Vic Country Coach of the Year 2016

- BFUA Senior Coach in 2000, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

DEVELOPMENT COACH  
Paul Clark
Mobile: 0417 387 196
Email: pclark@chw.net.au

BOUNDARY UMPIRE COACH  
Dary Biggin
Mobile: 0435 365 731
Email: darylbiggin@gmail.com

GOAL UMPIRE COACH
Rhys Brehaut
Mobile: 0431 219 507
Email:sxcn@bigpond.com

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