The 2022 season will see the Offical Launch of Diggers Youth Academy with Ash Bratton being appointed as the Coach of the Academy. Ash will spend Term 1 this season assessing and inviting our most talented players to take part in Term 2 & 3s Elite Academy sessions, while also identifying some of our emerging talents to take part in the Emerging Academy run over the same period.
Ash has a wealth of knowledge and experience in football, coaching at all levels over the past 20+ years as well as in-depth knowledge of the Football Queensland structures serving as Wide Bay Administrator for the past 4 years.
Ash is one of the few coaches in the Wide Bay to hold a C Licence in Coaching giving Diggers a big advantage to improve not only our talented youngsters, but to help improve our coaching talent by working directly with our junior coaches.
"I am honoured to be offered the role of Academy Coach and I’m looking forward to helping in the development of our junior players at Diggers FC” Ash Bratton - Academy Coach
Club President Andrew Halpin - "We are extremely fortunate to have a coach of Ash's calibre at Diggers FC, and the development of this program over the past 12 months shows the club’s commitment to offering the very best experience to our Club members".
More information on the Academy will be made available in the next few weeks.
Diggers is looking for a naming rights sponsor for the Academy for the next 2 seasons, if your business or you know of a business that would be interested in becoming the Sponsor of the Academy please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a Sponsorship portfolio.