ADP Coaches Profiles

ADP Coaches Profiles

Rik McCaig

Coaching Qualifications: Level 2 Road & Track Cycling
Teaching Qualifications: Level 1 Strength & Conditioning, Diploma of Teaching & Bachelor of Education
Playing Experience: 15 Years National & International Level
Youth Coaching Philosophy: Create good habits





Chris Hogan

Coaching Qualifications: Level 2 Basketball Coach
Further Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), Diploma of Education (Secondary)
Playing Experience: Bendigo Braves (SEABL & NBL1)
Young Coaching Philosophy: A consistent emphasis of skill development and individuality leads to confident, well-rounded and life-long participants in their chosen sport.


Andy Buchanan

Coaching Qualifications: Level 3 Middle-Long Distance Athletics Coach. Level 1 ASAC Coach
Further Qualifications: Bachelor of Education: Physical and Outdoor Education.
Playing Experience: 2xAustralian Cross Country Champion (2017, 2018). Athletics Victoria 1500m, 5000m, Cross Country State Champion. 2nd Oceanian 5000m 2019
Youth Coaching Philosophy: Learning the key traits of becoming an elite athlete. What it means to be coachable. Enjoyment and lifelong participants in sport

Lauren Bowles

Coaching Qualifications: Development Accreditation
Playing Experience: A Grade at Kangaroo Flat Netball Club (10 years), Interleague Representative for BFNL, A Grade at White Hills Netball Club (currently) and Interleague Representative HDFNL
Youth Coaching Philosophy: My aim is to create an environment that encourages players to feel comfortable to learn and take on challenges to improve personal performance whilst maintaining enjoyment.

Rick Ladson

Coaching Qualifications: Level 3 High Performance Coach Accreditations
Playing Experience: 125 AFL Games Hawthorn FC – Life Member – Premiership Player 2008, Golden Square Senior Player and Coach Premiership 2013, Premiership Player Bridgewater FC 2016 and Sedgwick Cricket Club Premiership Captain Coach 2018/19
Youth Coaching Philosophy: Master fundamentals and create a positive learning environment

Lachlan Armstrong

Coaching Qualifications: AFC A Licence
Playing Experience: Former Professional Footballer – Scottish Premier League, Australian National Soccer League, Malaysian Premier League, Olyroo (Australian U23) representative
Youth Coaching Philosophy: ADP Session conducted in accordance with the City Game Model and the core football skills
Anything Relevant: Melbourne City FC Academy Coach since 2015

Danny O'Bree

Coaching Qualifications: Level 2 Football Coach
Further Qualifications: Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Teaching
Playing Experience: VCFL Representative, Interleague Representative and 16 Years Senior Experience
Youth Coaching Philosophy: Enjoy the challenge of being the best you can be.
Additional Information: Bendigo Pioneers Assistant Coach and Central Vic Academy

Kelly Wilson

Coaching Qualifications: Level 2 Basketball Coach
Further Qualifications: Diploma of Education & Bachelor of Microbiology
Playing Experience: Former Australian Representative, Bendigo Spirit WNBL and Bendigo Braves NBL1 player
Youth Coaching Philosophy: Ensuring the correct environment that allows athletes to thrive towards their best when training and competing in their chosen sport.

Terry Hicks

Coaching Qualifications: Level 3 Jumps Coach and Level 2 Sprints & Throws Coach
Playing Experience: 15 Years Athletics Coach, Multi Event Record Holder – Multiple and Multiple National Medallists – Coached
Youth Coaching Philosophy: To get the best out of athletes and to ensure enjoyment at athletics
Anything Relevant: 18 Years President of Eaglehawk Aths and Club & 10 Year GM and Secretary of Bendigo Aths

Dave Meade

Coaching Qualifications: AFL Level 2 Coach Accreditation
Further Qualifications: Operation Manager of Bendigo Pioneers
Playing Experience: Experience across multiple sports
Youth Coaching Philosophy: To create a positive experience

David Flint

Coaching Qualifications: Level 2 Association Coach
Coaching Experience: Bendigo Braves – Head Coach, Bendigo Braves – Player/Coach, East Perth – Player Coach, Ballarat Miners – Head Coach, Ballarat Rush – Head Coach, NITP – Head Coach, Vic Country – Assistant Coach
Playing Experience: 319 Games played for the Bendigo Braves (1987 to 2000), Selected as a player into the SEABL “Team of the Decade” and in 2012 selected by the Bendigo Advertiser in a feature article as “#1 Braves Player” in clubs history
Youth Coaching Philosophy: I very much focus on the individual fundamentals of basketball (Dribbling, Passing, Shooting, Stance, Footwork and Defence)
Always have my players practice at game type tempo at a standard that is acceptable in everything we do as you would in a game type scenario

Val Stiomenov

Teaching Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Coaching & Physical Education, Strength & Conditioning Level 2, Weightlifting Level 1 & Athletics Level 3 Sprints, Hurdles & Relays
Coaching Experience: Bendigo South East, Bendigo Spirit and Chinese Women’s Basketball Team High Performance Manager. Chinese National Swimming Team, Australian National Bobsleigh & Badminton Team & AFL S&C Coach. European Handball Senior and Development Coach
Playing Experience: Professional European Handball player for 10 years
Youth Coaching Philosophy: There is reason for everything we do and the preparation completed determines the results made

Travis Colley

Coaching Qualifications: Level 2 Cricket Coach
Further Education: Primary PE Teaching
Playing/Coaching Experience: White Hills A Grade (BDCA), Current Coach of SSV 12&U Cricket & Former Regional Cricket Manager of Northern Rivers Region
Youth Coaching Philosophy: To provide a positive, challenging and supportive environment for all players