2017 A Grade Coaches announced!
The CYFC General Committee is happy to announce that Carey Payne has been selected as our A Grade Coach for 2017.
We can also announce that Tom Van Schaik will be his assistant.
Here is a brief note form Payney.
"To our members,players and supporters I would firstly like to say to the boys for electing me as your Coach for the 2017 and beyond, thank you so much. I cant tell you all how excited I am by this role and can't wait for 2017 to get here. We are currently doing interviews with our current playing list and also looking at adding some more depth to our playing list as well so hopefully within the next few weeks we will have our entire squad signed and ready to go. I think it's important for the current playing group and our supporters that you know we will be only targeting who we think will be a good fit for our club not only on the field but off as well. Stay tuned for pre season times as we will work through this ASAP. Again thank you. I look forward to meeting you all soon and having a chat. Go the Cougars!
Married to Kerryanne with 4 children
Eastern Park FC 2007-2008
Brahma Lodge FC 2009-2013
Elizabeth FC 2014-2015
Smosh West Lakes FC 2016
Coached in the SAAFL for 10 seasons.
Coached in 8 finals series in 10 years and only missed the finals twice with 4 Grand Final finals appearances.
YPFL Senior Colts Best & Fairest
Cougars Life Member and long serving scorebard attendant Tim Chappell shows his jubilation after a stellar performance by his Club's A Grade side. Round One 2016.
Photo taken by Yorke Peninsula Football News
Centre State Exports in conjunction with the Adelaide Football Club are proud to have given 5 of Yorke Peninsula’s most talented young footballers the opportunity to spend a ‘training day’ with the Adelaide Crows.
The clinic was run at the Adelaide Football Club headquarters at West Lakes on Friday 17th July. Centre State Exports invited 20 clubs from right across the state to nominate their best 13 or 14 year old player to come to Adelaide for an experience of a life time by having a chance to spend time in the Adelaide Crows ‘inner Sanctum’.
‘We invited 5 clubs from the Yorke Peninsula, Southern Eagles, CYP Cougars, Ardrossan, the joint Bute/Paskeville Juniors club and Broughton Mundoora,’ said Paul Lange Grower Services Manager for Centre State Exports. ‘The idea was to invite the true farmer clubs which are quite often smaller communities that would rarely have the opportunity to be included in something like this.’
The talented young players that represented their clubs included Chance Parsons (Ardrossan), Lachlan Jones (Bute/Paskeville), Tyson Reid (CYP), Jacob Gutsche (Southern Eagles) and Blake Burt (Broughton Mundoora).
The senior coaching staff of the Adelaide Crows put together a program for the boys that gave them an understanding as to what is required to make it to the AFL.
‘What we wanted to achieve with these boys was to get them to understand what they can be doing to improve their chances of making a career out of AFL footy,’ said head of football for the Adelaide Crows David Noble.
‘This program is unique as the boys we are working with are under 14 years which means we are working with them before they are exposed to the SANFL development programs,’ David Noble continued.
The day was spent working with the Adelaide Crows development coaches, nutrition experts, weights and fitness coaches. There were also several sessions concentrating on the transition from country to city with star player Matt Jaensch spending time with the boys giving them an example of his ‘firsthand experience’ of moving to the city.
‘The day was a great success and we thank the guys at Centre State for making it possible for something like this to happen,’ said Graeme Dunstan Crows State League football manager and clinic director. ‘Without the support of companies like Centre State programs like this for rural communities simply don’t happen.’
For further details or comments on the clinic please contact
Centre State Exports
A massive thank you to John Cocks and WFI Insurance for their support over many years.
The Cougars earn a commission when members use insurance offered by WFI.
Many thanks John and WFI!
The night the Cougars met Dipper DiPiermenico!
Congratulations to Dean Bruce, Paul Mack, everyone in the kitchen and the General Committe for a great evening.
We also had the opportunity to thank our major sponsors, Wardles and WFI Insurance.
Cougars Kids in action!
SYP SASASSA Team 2015
Photos thanks to Kerri Fotia
Central Zone Under 15 Carnival
Henry Hollams was selected on Sunday for the Eagles Bub Smith Country Talent Squad which ends up if he make final selection playing in Adelaide in the U15 Championship 14 -17 July.
Well done Henry!
The Cougars congratulate Ed Linke on playing with the Eagles football club during 2015. Well done Ed!
Thankyou to Tony Clark and Wardles
Over $30000 raised for our Club through the recent machinery auction.