Welcome to the first edition of the offical Beaufort Crows Newsletter
This edition introduces 2021 board members and football and netball coaches.
Following editions will include weekly draws, club events and player spotlights.
New Board of Management
President: Geoff Carnes
Vice President: Colin Gerrard
Secretary: Janine Thompson
Treasurer: Anna Gaylard
Manager Volunteers: Shane Mahony
Manager Revenue: Heather McBean
Director of Football: Colin Gerrard
Director of Netball: Kim McLinden

Sub Committee Positions
Manager Sponsorship: Marianne Troup
Manager Membership: Nick Franc
Manager Communications: Angela Gerrard

Senior Football
Seniors Coach 2021
Brendan Howard

Brendan Howard joined Beaufort from North City 6 seasons ago. Brendan, (Brenna) soon became one of the elite backmen in the Central Highlands Football League, rarely getting beaten. Brenna was a key part of the drought breaking 2018 Premiership having played in many finals since joining the Crows. He was named in the Central Highlands 2019 Team of the Year. Mid way through the 2019 season Brendan was announced a joint senior coach for season 2020 and beyond, teaming up with his partner in crime, fellow backman and former North City Teammate Mitch Jenkins. Brendan is married to Jo and has 2 young children.

Senior Football
Seniors Coach 2021
Mitch Jenkins

Mitch Jenkins joined Beaufort from North City 6 seasons ago. Mitch is amongst one of Central Highlands best backmen. Mitch, (Jenks) is one of the toughest opponents most forwards come up against. Jenks was a key part of the drought breaking 2018 Premiership and he has played in many finals since joining the Crows. Mitch is a great communicator and was keen along with Kody Dern and Brendan Howard for the Crows Under 18 players to keep together as a group and keep training during the Covid break. Mitch is married to Krystal, they have just had their first child.
As we know season 2020 was not to be but this did not mean the work stopped. Our coaches worked overtime on the recruiting front during the break and we look forward to seeing the rewards of this hard work during the 2021 season with some excellent signings of some very talented footballers. 2021 promises an exciting time on the field for our Crows.

Senior Football
Reserves Coach 2021
Shannon Brown

Shannon Brown has signed on as reserves coach for at least the next 2 seasons. Shannon is a former young Crow and a son of a legend of the club, Ron Brown.  We welcome Shannon back to “The Nest”.  
Shannon has joined our “Murder of Crows” after some time away, playing at Avoca. Shannon has been appointed Reserves Coach for Season 2021–2022 as well as being a vital part of the senior playing group. Shannon brings a wealth of experience to the club and will be a valuable addition to our fantastic coaching group. Shannon, (Shiz), will further strengthen our already pretty imposing backline.
Welcome home to Shiz and also a huge welcome to Shannon’s partner Maggie who will also be playing for the Crows in the senior netball.

Senior Football
Under 18 Coach 2021
Kody Dern

Kody Dern joined Beaufort Crows in 2017 along with his now wife, Erin.  Kody coached the Under 15s for 3 seasons and made the move up to the Under 18s this season. 
Kody has played football from the age of 11.  He began playing junior football for Sebastopol and Golden Point before playing in the TAC Cup for North Ballarat Rebels at age 17.  He returned to Sebastopol at age 19 and then had a few years off to focus on work and life.  He then spent a year at Great Western before finding his way to ‘The Nest’ for the last 5 years playing and coaching.
Kody is a fantastic junior coach; he is a great communicator, and the players respond to his direction and his calmness.  Under Kody the Crows Under 15’s played in several finals and made it through to the Preliminary final in 2019Kody had his trusty team manager alongside him for those seasons in Erin and they made a great team. They have 3 young children to keep them busy.
Kody is also a senior footballer and encourages our younger senior footballers to perform at the highest level they can. We can’t wait to see what Kody can do with the 18’s next season.

Junior Football
Under 15 Coach 2021
Andy Stewart
Andy Stewart has been appointed the Under 15 Football Coach for 2021.  Andy played for the Frankston YCW in both juniors and seniors.  He then played senior football for the Peaceful Football Club.  He coached both Under 15s and Under 18s at Frankston YCW and also the Pearcedale Reserves.
We look forward to Andy coaching the Under 15s this season.  Andy is married to Kim and has 2 children.  His daughter, Bailee will play junior netball for the Crows this season.

Junior Football
Under 12 Coach 2021
Cormac Mahony

Junior Football
Under 12 Coach 2021
Jack Peacock
Jack Peacock and Cormac (Macca) Mahony are excited about the opportunity to coach the Crows Under 12’s team in 2021.
Starting with the Beaufort Auskick program, both boys have enjoyed success and leadership experience with the Beaufort Crows under 12’s, 15’s and 18’s.
Jack and Macca are passionate about football and the Beaufort club, taking on coaching roles while completing Year 12 and their final year in the Under 18’s.
While winning and losing is a part of any sport, Jack and Macca believe it is how the game is played that is really important. As well as developing basic football skills the boys will be emphasising the values of respect, leadership, teamwork and having a go.

Senior Netball
A Grade Coach 2021
Aimee Kirby

Aimee Kirby has been appointed as the new coach of the Beaufort Crows A Grade netball team.  Aimee has 28 years of experience playing netball. She began her netball career playing for Springbank and more recently playing at East Ballarat.
She has coached at East Ballarat for the past 2 years.
Aimee has 4 children, 1 boy and 3 girls, we look forward to Aimee and her family joining the Crows.

Senior Netball
B Grade Coach 2021
Chantelle Whiting

Chantelle Whiting grew up in Beaufort and played some of her junior netball for the Crows. After a few years off, Chantelle came back to netball. She coached Juniors and played a mix of A-Grade and B-Grade netball.
In 2018 an opportunity came up at the Harcourt Football Netball Club where she headed to broaden her horizon and knowledge. Chantelle said she worked hard on her fitness and made the A-Grade team, even landing a Runner-Up Best and Fairest. In the second year she coached the B-Grade girls, narrowly missing a final birth. Two years of travel and a year off due to Covid, Chantelle is ready to come back to her home club and join the Crows. With a few new ideas and tactics she looks forward to hitting the ground running for 2021.

Senior Netball
C Grade Coach 2021
Brenda Wereszuzk

Brenda Wereszczuk grew up in Beaufort. She was lucky enough to spend 14 years overseas travelling and working and was able to continue to both play and coach netball during that time. Brenda is a teacher at Beaufort Primary School where her two children also attend. She is looking forward to coaching the C-Grade netball at Beaufort with an enthusiastic squad of players. Brenda is really excited to get started and find out what we can do this coming season to take that next step and really challenge the top sides in the competition.

Senior Netball
Under 17 Coach 2021
Madison Ridgway

Maddi Ridgeway has been appointed the 2021 Under 17 Netball Coach.  Maddi started her netball career in Tasmania in Year 6, playing for the school teams, she played there for 4 years. She then moved over to South Australia where she played for 2 seasons. Then Maddi moved to Victoria and played with Edenhope-Apsley for 3 years in their Under 15 and Under 17 teams then moved to Lexton for a season.  Maddi had a year off in her gap year then started with Beaufort for the 2019 Season and winning Runner-Up B-Grade Best and Fairest. Maddi has previously coached an Under 11 team in South Australia as well as coaching her 2018 and 2019 University teams.

Junior Netball
Under 15 Coach 2021
Kim Tiley

The Under 15 Netball Coach for 2021 is Kim Tiley. 
Kim has played netball most of her life and considers herself lucky enough to he played under amazing coaches. Kim has been in many winning premiership teams and also lost some. Kim is happy to be coaching the Under 15 netball girls this year as she has been with the girls during both Saturday Netball competitions and Summer Netball competitions.  Kim is looking forward to having a full season this year in 2021.


Junior Netball

Under 13 Coach 2021
Not Yet Appointed
The position of Under 13 Netball Coach for 2021 is yet to be decided.  The Club welcome Expressions of Interest in this role.
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