Communities, Sport and Recreation will host a Coach Network Forum at Blundstone Area, Bellerive, this month.

The Coach Network Forum is offered free of charge and provides an opportunity for coaches of all levels across sport to meet, network and discuss current issues in the sport sector.

The speakers for this month’s Coach Network Forum are:

  • Tony Peart, Referee Manager, Football Federation Tasmania; and
  • Gerard O’Dea, Match Officials Manager, Cricket Tasmania.

Englishman Tony moved to Tasmania after spending the past few seasons as an official in England’s second tier, the Championship, officiating games with the likes of Socceroos stars Aaron Mooy and Mile Jedinak.

Gerard has a wealth of experience in the sport sector with sailing, AFL, football and cricket over many years in Western Australia, before returning to Hobart to take up his current role with Cricket Tasmania.

Gerard and Tony will share their experiences as officials of their sport and the communication strategies used to develop and maintain effective relationships with coaches when key decisions are made and the impact they have on the game.

This will be our last Coach Network Forum in Hobart this year, so don’t miss out on meeting and hearing from two experienced Tasmanian officials.

Hobart Coach Network Forum Registration

Speakers: Tony Peart and Gerard O’Dea

Date:     Wednesday 21 November 2018

Time:    6.00pm- 8.00pm

Venue: Blundstone Arena, Bellerive

Tea/coffee/ refreshments will be provided upon arrival.


Register for the Hobart Coach Network Forum by clicking here and following the prompts.