Werribee Tigers news

Chapman joins Werribee Tigers

From the Wyndham Weekly
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THE Paul Satterley era is starting to take shape at the Werribee Football Club.
The Tigers have locked in former AFL player Wade Chapman as midfield coach and senior assistant, and Werribee Centrals premiership-winning coach Chris Gilham as reserves coach for the 2011 Victorian Football League season.

Coach Atkins parts ways with Werribee

From localfooty.com.au
Reported by Paul Amy
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SIMON Atkins is stepping down as senior coach of Werribee.

The Tigers' board has decided to make the coaching position full-time and Atkins says he can only serve in a part-time capacity.

The former Footscray and Fitzroy centreman has led Werribee  for six seasons and will finish up after next weekend's Round 18 clash with the Casey Scorpions.

"I've got other things outside footy. I’m not getting in to full-time footy," he told Leader this afternoon.

"It's the board's decision. They know how my week is structured, around 30 to 35 hours a week, but they obviously want more time put into it. That’s fair  enough."

In his first year in charge Atkins took the Tigers to the 2005 grand final. Three years later they reached the preliminary final.

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Upgrade call

From the Werribee Star
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THE Werribee Football Club has called for an urgent upgrade as players are forced to practice in decrepit facilities.

General manager Mark Penaluna last week appealed for a $100,000 grant during the council budget submissions to overhaul the clubhouse.

He said the club was in desperate need of new change rooms for players and umpires, lecture rooms, gym, rehab facilities, canteen, bar and disabled access and toilets.

From localfooty.com.au
Reported by Ben Carbonaro
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Gold Coast v WerribeeWERRIBEE played out a thrilling draw against the Gold Coast under lights on Saturday night at Chirnside Park.

After a disappointing 46-point loss away against Sandringham the previous week, the Tigers were looking to open their account for season 2010 against a Gold Coast team brimming with young talent.

The Coasters' youth and enthusiasm shone through as they played a cleaner and more consistent brand of football to hold onto a 25-point lead at the first change.

Werribee was forced to play catch up football as the Gold Coasters continued to play a quick running style of play that featured accurate kicking to contests.

Accuracy in front of goal was also an issue for the Tigers as several easy shots were sprayed, allowing Gold Coast to lead by 22-points at half-time.

Tigers battle 2010 with a tough start

From the Werribee Star (starnewsgroup.com.au)
Reported by Luke Sheehan
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THE VFL released its 2010 draw recently, and it has provided some blockbuster clashes already for the Werribee Football Club.

The Tigers kick off their campaign away to the Box Hill Hawks, but the highlight early in the draw is Werribee’s first game against the new Gold Coast team, which will be held under lights at Chirnside Park on Anzac Day eve.

Werribee re-signs Atkins

From the Herald-Sun
Reported by Chris Mitchell
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EXCLUSIVE: WERRIBEE has reappointed Simon Atkins as coach, giving him a sixth season at the VFL club. Atkins, whose current contract finished at the end of the season, has been given a one-year contract extension.

The former Western Bulldogs and Fitzroy player delayed contract discussions earlier in the season to get the 2008 preliminary finalist through a form slump.

Don't chop Simon Atkins

From the Herald-Sun
Reported by Chris Mitchell
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WERRIBEE skipper Dominic Gleeson has thrown his support behind Simon Atkins, saying the Tigers coach deserves a sixth season at the VFL club.
Atkins has started contract discussions with Werribee, with his latest two-year contract up for renewal at the end of the season.