Senior Men’s reserves coaching appointment

Words by Smokie Dawson

Williamstown CYMS Football Club’s search for a coach of the reserves team has ended with the appointment of Darcy Meehan to the role. 

Having grown up in Geelong, Darcy played his junior football in the town before commencing study at Monash University. There, he joined Monash Blues, where he played both senior and reserves footy for many seasons. Late in the 2019 pre-season, the club was still without a reserves coach when Darcy stepped up to take on the job. Although slightly overwhelmed at first, he feels that he grew into the role, and it was one he thoroughly enjoyed. As such, although he is only 33 years old, Darcy comes to the CYs with previous coaching experience.      

An environmental engineer working on water utility projects, Darcy lives in Lara. Initially, his plan was to become involved with a local club closer to home, but his desire to stay within the VAFA won out, and the CYs are the beneficiaries of that decision. Having played against the CYs, Darcy says that he had always been struck by the competitiveness of our club. He says that everyone at the CYs has been welcoming and supportive, and that he has been impressed by the Under 19’s and Women’s programs at the club. 

Like any new person to the club, Darcy laughs that he is “still learning the players’ names”. But he came away from a recent club coaches’ meeting only more enthusiastic for the season to commence. He is looking forward to the practice matches and “seeing players in their actual playing positions”. As a fresh face at the CYs, he sees it as an advantage to be approaching the season with no preconceived ideas about the playing group. 

On behalf of the Committee, players supporters and sponsors, we warmly welcome Darcy Meehan to the Williamstown CYMS Football Club, and wish him every success for the season ahead.      

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