2015 Quins Coaches

Posted:
7th Dec 2014

Author:
Brock Parker

The club is very happy to announce the Senior Coaching Team for 2015.

In Colts the same team returns with Greg Fergus the Head Coach being joined by Jay Langsford and Sam Lindsay. Clifton Viliamu will be the 1st Grade Head Coach for 2015 after being the 1st Grade Forwards coach in 2014 and 2013 Club Scrum Coach. Cliff will be joined in 1st Grade by Assistant Coaches Pom Simona and Lloyd Johansson who will be playing/assistant coaches. In 2nd Grade the club welcomes back 2013 Premiership coach Aaron 'Frog' Hammond who will be assisted by new member Matt Moore who has recently arrived from QLD. 3rd Grade sees some new additions mixed with old, Chris "Womzi" Allen will be the Head Coach with Dave Feenan set piece coach and Chris King to run the backs and in 4th Grade Siof and Aaron return for another season. More info is below on Cliff's, Pom's and Lloyd's rugby history. 

The club is still on the search for coaches for our women's team - numbers are looking strong but the girls need a strong and capable coach to guide them. Please contact Brock Parker on 0417 014 971 if you or know someone that may be interested. 

Ruhan van Zyl returns to the club to act as a Coaching Director & Mentor to assist coaches across all the grades to improve their coaching and team performance with Brock Parker continuing as Chair of Rugby.

Team Coaches
1st Grade Cliff Viliamu, Pom Simona & Lloyd Johansson
2nd Grade Aaron 'Frog' Hammond & Matt Moore
3rd Grade Chris Allen, Dave Feenan & Chris King
4th Grade Siof Tulanga & Aarom Porima
Colts Greg Fergus, Jay Langsford & Sam Lindsay

Cliff is a vastly experienced and successful coach and player within the Victorian rugby community. As a player he won 3 premierships with Box Hill playing 100+ 1st Grade games. Cliff coached the Box Hill 1st Grade team for 2 years including the Grand Final in 2009 and then coached Boorondara 1st Grade for 2 years. During this time Cliff also coached the Vic Schoolboys/U18 team for 3 years including their highest ever finish at Nationals, a 3rd place in 2011. He has also been an Assistant coach of the Victorian Senior team. In 2013 Cliff joined QUINS as the club scrum coach and in 2014 served as the 1st Grade Forwards premiership coach.

Pom Simona joined QUINS in 2014 where he was the 1st Grade Vice Captain and member of the Melbourne Rising squad. Pom has extensive rugby experience including playing for Auckland 'B', has Captained the famous Auckland Ponsonby club and played professionally in Ireland. Pom's main focus for the team will be as the defensive coach and assisting Cliff with the forwards.

Lloyd Johansson has played for QUINS for the last 2 years winning 1st Grade premierships in each year. Lloyd has played 3 Tests for the Wallabies, Super Rugby for both the Qld Reds and Rebels and played in Italy for Viadana and for Honda Heat in Japan. Lloyd will take responsibility for the backs and work with Cliff on the team’s attack where he will look to put into play much he has learned from some of Australia's greatest coaches such as Alec Evans and Eddie Jones.