Senior Coach – David Kennewell
In season 2019 David Kennewell will continue in the role of Senior Coach that he picked up in mid-2015. The cultural influence he has had on our club has been enormous, and the club firmly believes we have the right man to lead us to our next Premiership. David has extensive playing and coaching experience and has spent the last sixteen seasons coaching all levels from AusKick right through to SANFL. He was a Senior Assistant Coach at Flinders Park from 2012 to 2014 followed by a stint at St Michael's College First XVIII, and played an integral role on the SAAFL Under 23 coaching staff that culminated in the team becoming national champions in 2015. A previous Junior Coaching Coordinator with Flinders Park also; David has a strong focus on developing youth and fast tracking our talented juniors to senior football. David has a passion for the entire Flinders Park Football Club community and is looking to bring A Grade success back to Hartley Road.
"The standards you walk past are the standards you accept"
Assistant Coach (Midfield) – Brian Westbrook
Brian coached at Junior level at Flinders Park for 5 years and enters his fourth season as David's right hand man in 2019. He has been heavily involved in developing the junior programs at Flinders Park and is passionate about providing a solid pathway for our juniors to senior football. He is a qualified coach and was awarded the 'Junior Coach of the Year' at the 2014 SANFL Coaches Dinner. Has experience playing high level sport and provides us with a diverse outlook and challenges the players to be the best they can be.
Assistant Coach – Brett Featherby
Biography to come...
Coach – Jarrod Morris
Since joining Flinders Park in 2001 Jarrod has fulfilled a variety of roles; player for ten years, junior coach, runner, assistant coach, and in 2015 took the reins of our B grade and guided them to Premiership glory in 2016 and 2018 as well as a runner up finish in 2017. Jarrod’s enthusiasm and love for the Flinders Park Football Club is infectious among the playing group and his strong focus on match day simulation at training provides a great preparation for our senior squads. He is an expert at finding the right mix of youth and experience and it is no fluke that many of the younger players that have been nurtured in his side are solid A graders today.
Assistant Coach - Scott Mathers
Scott has been with the group for 2 years now after joining us from Woodville South as an Under 18’s coach, and has fitted in seamlessly with the Flinders Park culture. He has a good mind for the game and works hard, particularly with our midfield group on match days, to ensure they develop their skills and match awareness. Known for his no nonsense approach and being an integral part of the 2018 Premiership.
Assistant Coach - Jason Platten
A great club man for over 20 years now, 'Platts' has played at all levels over his 15+ year playing career and is one of the more genuine and passionate characters at the club. His coaching career started initially with the C grade in 2016 and in 2017 he was promoted to the B grade, and his positive and encouraging attitude is a major reason our players have been able to perform at a high standard every week and achieve the ultimate success with a Premiership in 2018.
Team Manager - Jeff Dunn
One of the most integral members of the club and played a major role in building our junior football administrations to the success it has today, and with son (club Vice Captain) Thomas rising through the grades has assisted the seniors for nearly ten years now. Connected to the B grade since 2015 as a team manager and unofficial mentor to the coaching staff, and a big part of the 2016 & 2018 Premierships
Runner - Brad Smart
Came on board in the 2018 season as a runner after being involved with the club throughout the junior and senior colts grades as son Mitchell progressed. Well respected by our players and provides great guidance to our young playing group each week.
Coach - Phil Webb
Assistant Coach - Craig Telford
Craig was awarded life membership in 2018, after playing 5 years of cricket and 280 games football at Flinders Park since 1988. Craig has been the C grade assistant coach for the 2017 and 2018 premierships and brings a wealth of experience to the squad with previous involvement in junior coaching and a level 2 coaching certificate on his resume.
Joel has been involved in football nearly his whole life, starting his junior career at Freeling and debuting in the A grade at age 16 before a stint with Central Districts at Under 19 and Reserve levels, and finally arrived at Flinders Park in 2011 where he has been an A grade captain and is a two time Premiership player. Off the field, he has also worked for the Adelaide Crows and the SANFL from 2006 until 2012 in various roles. A teacher by trade, Joel is a fantastic role model for our colts and firmly believes in enjoying your football and developing each individual into the best player they can be.