Noosa Lions Football Club secures one of Australia’s Best Coaches for a further 3 years.
Noosa Lions Football club, the Sunshine Coast largest club today have pleasure in announcing that the highly sought after and decorated coach Kevin A’Herne-Evans will remain with the club for a further 3 years. This follows the 2016 Queensland Coach of the Year’s decision to leave the Brisbane Strikers at the end of 2016 season after leading the NPL club to a Premiership and hugely successful tilt in the FFA Cup.
Club President Alinda Bryant - “The club has worked really hard over the last 3-4 years to get ourselves in a position where we were able to create the right environment for Kevin to want to stay at Noosa. This also includes a 3-year sponsorship deal with John Madill Toyota who provide Kevin with a RAV 4. Kevin has done an amazing job with the Academy, as our Technical Director and as Senior Men’s Coach. His impact was felt immediately and we are very proud of his achievements in steering the Premier Mens’ Reserves and 3rd Division squads to top 2 finishes.
As we push onto the final weeks of the season the Club is now looking at having 95% of its teams into the first stage of the finals. The Executive is very proud of the achievements off the field in providing great and innovative food choices, awesome coffee, and a modern & vibrant environment for its members and visitors. Keeping Kevin’s football expertise at Noosa Lions FC offers us stability and makes this great club even better!”
Adam Madill from John Madill Toyota “We like to support a club that has similar values to ourselves. Seeing first hand Alinda and the Executives’ great vision for the club take place, come through significant growth phase the last few years with a stable culture and Kevin’s influence at the club with his experienced coaching methods being passed on to all the coaching ranks in junior and seniors whilst also promoting fair play to the players and coaches, it’s evident the Clubs success is achieved on the back of that”.
Kevin’s A’Herne-Evans : “In simple terms I could not be happier to be signing the contract. Everyone that I have been associated with during my time as an NPL coach know firsthand my love for this Club and the region. With extended licenses given at NPL and the QPL now being in place, it has been humbling receiving employment opportunities at some fantastic Clubs. However operating at a level where we have almost 700 players and over 80 Coaches is extremely rewarding on a broader level. Working at Grassroots football again sparks motivation in myself, as when you see firsthand how hard volunteers work and the self-sacrifice that takes place on a daily basis how can you not be motivated and inspired.
As a Club, we are in a great position at the moment thanks to the extremely hard working and ambitious committee, generous sponsors like John Madill Toyota and our many reliable volunteers we have in place. They all understand how important creating a positive, supportive football environment is. This environment manifests into Coaches having the confidence to be their best, which ultimately ensures that the players enjoy all the beauty that comes with playing the game.”
Having over 500 players under 17 we take youth development extremely serious, we can through football incorporate life skills that will aid our players in the future. Youth development is exactly that, we play a part in developing youths, we are fortunate we can do it in a football environment.