Who's Who in the ZOO!
Spotlight on SAM...
Sam Bridges is our Head Coach for 2016. The job of Head Coach is a vital one in our organisation. Sam is responsible for sourcing the rest of the coaching team, coming up with coaching plans for each session, and ensuring the whole team is "on the same page" as far as direction goes.
Sam has been umpiring for over 10 years, and despite his youthful exterior has an extensive history of umpiring and coaching behind him. He is a Level 2 accredited umpire, and Level 1 accredited Umpire Coach. Like all of our coaches he recently attended the State Umpire Coach Conference to stay up to date with all the latest techniques.
The last 5 years he has been umpiring both Senior (with the SFNL) and Junior (SMJFL) games, with 4 senior Grand Finals to his credit. His Umpiring highlight so far has been selection to Umpire two Division 1 Senior Grand Finals.
His coaching career began 5 years ago beginning with 1-umpire, before moving to 2-umpire coaching, and now Head Coach, with many ideas of his own as to the direction our Umpiring group will take.