Coach breaks club record

Coach breaks club record

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Gosnells Hawks Football Club coach Corey Bertram. Photograph – Richard Polden.

Head coach of the Gosnells Hawks Football Club Corey Bertram will break the long-standing coaching record of 99 league games held by club legend Peter Dougan when he prepares his players for his 100th game this Saturday, September 2.

Peter Dougan coached the club for five years from 1974-1978 and his team made the finals in all of the five years that he coached. Corey first coached the club in 2016 and his team has competed in finals football four times.

In 2017 under Corey and reserve team coach Steven Davis, the Gosnells Hawks Football Club beat 65 other clubs to win the prestigious WAAFL’s ‘Ron Webster Memorial Champion Club Award.

This is a point’s-based award for both on and off field performance. Points are accumulated for on field performance and behaviour and deducted for tribunal attendance and poor administration.

The club has two teams playing finals this Saturday.

The women’s team will play Carlisle in the PFL’s C5 Women’s Division at Wyong Reserve, Bentley at 12 noon.

The league team will play Cockburn Lakes in the PFL’s C2 Division in the Preliminary Final at Anning Park, Cockburn at 2.45 pm.

Members and supporters are encouraged to support the club by attending these games.

A win for the league team would see it advance to the grand final and promotion to C1 Division next season.