Trials & Junior Coaches for 2019/2020

West Adelaide held initial trials for junior players on Sunday 18 August 2019. The following information was distributed following the first trials: After 18 August Trial Information (PDF)

Second trials will now be held for some age groups as per below. 

Second Trials Announced

The West Adelaide Bearcats are holding a series of open second trials for all players in the following age groups:

  • Boys - U12/14/16/18/23

  • Girls - U12/14

See details below. 

Players who attended the first trials on 18 August should also attend the second trials. 

A Registration Day for Under 8 and Under 10 players will also be held on Tuesday 3 September - see below.

Under 16 and Under 18 Girls will commence whole-of-squad training on dates to be advised. Please contact the club via email if you are interested in exploring joining the club in these age groups. Please direct all general enquiries in the first instance to westbearcats.feedback@gmail.com and we will direct your query to the appropriate person. 

Please note all teams in District finals will also continue training as per normal. The Club will seek to ensure that players and coaches who are participating in finals can have an appropriate break after the conclusion of their winter commitments.

TUESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2019 - U8 & U10
 

Under 8 and Under 10 Boys and Girls Registration Day (born 2011, 2012, 2013)

  • 4:45pm-5:45pm at Port Adelaide

THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2019 - U23 MEN (YOUTH LEAGUE) - DIV 3/4/5 & ANY NEW PLAYERS
 

Under 23 Men (born 2002 and before ) - Div 3/4/5 players & any new players (see Sunday for Div 1 &2 players))

  • 6:30pm-8pm at Lefevre Community

SUNDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2019 - U16, U18 BOYS & YOUTH LEAGUE MEN - SECOND TRIALS

Please be at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the start time. Existing Bearcats players please wear current Bearcats reversible training top if you have one; club uniform if you don't have a training top. New players please wear a top with a distinct number if possible. 

All Under 18 Boys (born 2003/2004)

  • 8am to 9.30am at Port Adelaide

All Under 16 Boys (born 2005/2006)

  • 9.30am to 11am at Port Adelaide

Under 23 Men (born 2002 and before) - DIV 1 & 2 & INVITED PLAYERS

  • 4pm to 5.30pm at Port Adelaide

SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2019 - U12/14 BOYS & GIRLS - SECOND TRIALS

Please be at the venues at least 15 minutes prior to the start time. Existing Bearcats players please wear current Bearcats reversible training top if you have one; club uniform if you don't have a training top. New players please wear a top with a distinct number if possible. 

All Under 14 Boys (born 2007/2008)

  • 8am to 9.30am at Port Adelaide

All Under 12 Boys (born 2009/2010)

  • 9.30am to 11am at Port Adelaide

All Under 12 Girls (born 2009/2010)

  • 9.30am to 11am at Lefevre Community Stadium

All Under 14 Girls (born 2007/2008)

  • 11am to 12.30pm at Port Adelaide

2019/20 JUNIOR COACHING LINE-UP

West is fortunate to have an array of NBL, State and Premier League experienced coaches volunteering to head our junior age groups. Other assistant coaches and Division coaches will be confirmed once it is clear how many teams we will be entering and in which competitions.

U10 Boys - Blake Truslove & Alice Gee 
U12 Boys - Dion Grieger & Corey Maclean
U14 Boys - Mark Williamson & Corey Maclean, Tyan Benzija
U16 Boys - Brendan Mann & Kienan Benzija
U18 Boys - Peter Ali & David Spear, Brett Marinoff

U10 Girls - Amy Grieger & Irene Sourlatzis    
U12 Girls - Amy Porter & Amy Grieger    
U14 Girls - Karen Winter & Michaela Lappin    
U16 Girls - Morgan Treloar & Andrew Nowak    
U18 Girls - Joe Noone & Michael Clifford