The GOTAFE Goulburn Valley League (GVL) is pleased to announce coaching appointments for it’s Football & Netball Interleague & Representative teams.
Due to renew old rivalries with the Ovens & Murray League on 20 May 2023 in Albury, the League is excited to announce the following Football coaching appointments:
Under 18 Head Coach Rum Yze (Shepparton United)
Assistant Francis Lowrie (Mooroopna)
Seniors Head Coach Mark Lambourn
Assistants Simon Eishold (Echuca) & Dion Sheehan with further appointments to be announced.
Senior Coach Mark Lambourn’s football pedigree includes coaching the V-Line Cup Div 1 & 2 teams, Katandra FNC senior coach, MFL Senior Interleague coach, Shepp Bear Senior premiership coach, Shepp Swans Senior coach and VCFL Vic country Assistant Coach under Rodney Eade & Damien Drum.
In his playing career, Lambourn was a Premiership player in senior GVL, MFL & O&M leagues player and coach, WAFL & Sydney Swans reserves player. He won 4 clubs B&Fs 1 league B&F – Morrison medal, 8 grand final appearances in multiple leagues.
When asked about his appointment, Lambourn said that he is “Very honoured and super excited to be leading the GVL in this great Interleague challenge. Also privileged to have Simon Eishold & Dion Sheehan as part of the team as we take on our arch rivals O&M. It will be great to see what could be argued as the two most powerful country football leagues go head to head. We look forward to show casing some of marquee players blended with some young inspiring and very talented players as we look to field the strongest team we can.”
League Chairperson Jacqui Hudgson said: “We congratulate both Mark & Rum on their appointments and look forward to supporting them as they lead the Interleague campaigns for 2023 across our football sides.”
The GVL has a long proud and successful history of Netball teams taking part in Representative Tournaments, Interleague and Association Championships. Representative netball is an excellent opportunity to showcase the GVL’s best netball players giving players invaluable experience and opportunities to play at a higher level of competition.
Our Open squad are currently reigning champs (2019 & 2022). We have again entered teams into several tournaments, Association Championships and our 17 & Under and Open representative teams will compete in Interleague in May. We are pleased to announce the following appointments:
15 & Under Head Coach Bree Hanslow
Open Head Coach Di Hanslow
The League is finalising its appointment for the 17 & Under coach and hopes to announce this shortly.
Di Hanslow said: “I’m looking forward to leading our athletes in the Open team when they defend their Interleague title in May against the O&M. I’m also looking forward to work with the squad as we prepare to defend our back-to-back Association Championship title. The talent across the League is phenomenal and I’m looking forward to ensuring we have the best of the best representing the GVL.”
Jacqui Hudgson said, “We are pleased to re-appoint Bree & Di Hanslow as coaches. Bree achieved excellent results with our 15&U team last year and was awarded the League’s Junior Netball Coach of the Year. Di has been tremendous in her role as our Open Coach leading the Open team to a win against the O&M at Interleague last year, and another consecutive Championship at the Association Championships finals. We are thrilled that they are both on board for 2023 and know that our athletes are in the best hands.”