South Bendigo FNC’s senior football coach Brady Childs has advised the club that he will not be seeking to extend his coaching role beyond the 2018 season.
Finding the right work/life balance has become difficult with the demands of the coaches role having to be shared with his parental responsibilities to a young family and increasing professional career demands. As he advised the playing group during the week “It’s been a tough decision as I love coaching this great club and working with such an awesome group. However, family and work commitments have made it tough finding the time that I think is required for the role.” Brady has advised the club that he plans to continue as a player with the Bloods next season.
President Rick Townsend said “We as a club have been fortunate to have Brady as head coach over the past 3 seasons. It is clear to us that the club as a whole and not just the playing group have grown as a result. His professionalism, attention to detail and commitment has been outstanding and whilst we are disappointed he can’t continue to reap the benefits of the foundations he has laid, we are happy that he will continue as a player and an on field leader next season. The club would like to thank Brady for his great work and commitment to the club.
We also appreciate him putting the club first to announce this now rather than later in the season to give us an opportunity to consider other coaching options for next season. His ongoing support for the club is such that he will be a part of the working committee to source our next coach.
The South Bendigo club are committed to finding the best coach to take this playing group to the next level. We have a strong belief in our current playing group, their strong culture and commitment to working for each other, and excited for what the future holds.