UTS AFC 2021

Supported by UTS Strength & Conditioning Staff
  • Pre-Season Training resourced by experienced UTS Sport Strength & Conditioning Coaches and Staff, and UTS Coaches

  • All Teams: Pre-Season Training commences with weekly skills training and conditioning, Monday 9 November 6:30pm to 8:30pm and Wednesday 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Bat & Ball Oval (Moore Park)

  • Premier Division Men & Women and U19s: 8-week Strength & Conditioning Pre-Season Program Monday evenings, Wednesday evening and Saturday mornings from Monday 23 November, for Prem Men, Prem Women & U19 squads (3 sessions per week)

  • Players must confirm attendance to all sessions via Team App

  • Further information will be released in shortly, but please lock Monday, 9 November 2020 in your calendar now…

  • Please contact football@utsafc.com.au for any questions

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UTS AFC Appoints Head Coach for Men's 2021 Premier Division

UTS Australian Football Club (UTS AFC or the Club) is excited to announce the appointment of Kyle Emley as the head coach of the Men's Premier Division team.


UTS AFC are thrilled to welcome Kyle to our club given Kyle’s experience as a player, coach and teacher, and his focus on development and wellbeing.


Kyle brings to the club a wealth of experience as a player and coach, as a former VFL Player with Box Hill Hawks and Northern Blues, as well as a Vice Captain of Vermont in the Eastern Football League, Playing Senior Assistant for Collegians in the VAFA.


A Level 2 Accredited AFL Coach, Kyle moves to Sydney from Melbourne having most recently been Head Coach of Heathmont FC in the Eastern Football League for the past two seasons.


Kyle’s playing and coaching history includes:


  • 2008/09 & 2014 – Box Hill Hawks / Northern Blues (VFL)

  • 2009 – 2016 Vermont Football Club (EFL Premier Division) Vice Captain – 3 Grand Finals

  • 2017/18 – Collegians Football Club (VAFA Premier Division) Senior Assistant Coach – 2 Grand Finals

  • 2019/20 – Heathmont Football Club (EFL Division 2) Senior Coach – Finals

  • 2012-2015 – Caulfield Grammar School Football Program Development Coach

  • 2016 – Carey Baptist Grammar School Football Program Development Coach

  • 2017/18 – Wesley College Head of Girls Football


Kyle has a coaching philosophy premised on honesty, mentoring and youth development.


Supporting the Premier Division will be newly appointed Premier Division Reserves Coach Tate Putnins who has been a player with the Club for the past four seasons.


Club Football Director and Vice President Sam Chadwick acknowledged that “Kyle is exactly the type of person we want to lead the football club and the playing group to drive a professional, successful and enjoyable culture as we embark on the vision to deliver sustainable success at Premier Division level. Kyle has proven experience as a coach, teacher, mentor and player. Kyle made a significant impression on the Club when playing the final game of last season under a C19 Permit, bringing great energy and a modern coaching philosophy.


“We look forward to supporting Kyle with the Club’s increased investment into the football program including the experience of Dean Lee, the Club’s GM of Football, and the elite Strength & Conditioning Program run by UTS Sport which will be the envy of all other clubs.”


Kyle stated “I can’t wait to work with the playing group to lead this club in its quest to return to being a force in the Sydney AFL Premier division. As a coach I have a focus on developing players to be reach their full potential, no matter their age or ability. I have coached players who have gone on to be top 10 AFL draft picks, experienced VFL and SANFL players, and I look forward to working with all players to bring enjoyment and success, on and off the field, back to UTS.”


This appointment follows recent announcements enhancing the Club’s football program including:


  1. the establishment of an elite Strength and Conditioning Program for Men’s Premier Division, Women’s Premier Division and U19s squads at the state of the art UTS Sports Science facilities at Moore Park and Ultimo run by UTS Sport including a full time Strength and Conditioning Coach;

  2. the appointment of newly created a General Manager of Football, Dean Lee;

  3. the appointment of all Coaches to the Women’s Football Program including Miguel Limson as Head Coach and Kellie Nolan as Women’s Development Coach and Geoff Roach as Coach of the Third Women’s Team; and

  4. the appointment of U19s Division 1 Head Coach Tom Gosper, current Premier Division Player and ex Brisbane Lions NEAFL Player, and Assistant Coach John Crothers, Moore Park Tigers U17s Head Coach in 2020.


For more info, visit: https://www.utsafc.com.au/ or contact UTS AFC President Megan Gigacz or Football Director, Sam Chadwick



UTS AFC Announce Women's Senior Coaches

UTS Australian Football Club (UTS AFC) announce the signing of Miguel Limson as the coach of the Women's Premier Division team and Kel Nolan as the Women’s Development Coach.


UTS AFC are thrilled to welcome Miguel to our club and believe that the success Miguel has had as a coach, which includes two Premierships and multiple individual awards, will see UTS AFC quickly climb the ladder to success across the entire women's program.


Miguel said "I look forward to working with the wonderful players at UTS AFC and instilling confidence in a game plan that will take us to a premiership. We will play a fast attacking style that will be the envy of all other clubs"


Some of Miguel’s most recent achievements are:

  • Coach, 2020 Women’s Division 1 Premiers

  • Coach, 2018 Women’s Division 2 Premiers 

  • Head Women’s Coach Parramatta Goannas 2018-2020 

  • Assistant Coach AFL World Team XVIII - 2019 

  • Assistant Coach Western Sydney Academy of Sports Girls Under 16s/18s – 2017-2018

  • Jesaulenko Internship with GWS Giants – 2019 

  • Multicultural Harmony Award – 2018 


Miguel will join Kel Nolan, who has accepted the role of Women’s Development Coach, she will also coach our Women’s Reserves team. The Women’s Development Coach role will span all levels and recognises the importance of player pathways in creating a strong club.


The role will take someone with a deep knowledge of football, vision and planning to grow and develop women and girls of all different levels and skillsets. Kel is a Club life member and accredited AFL Level 2 Coach. Her achievements include:


  • Head Women’s Coach, UTS AFC 2018-2020

  • UTS AFC Club Life Member

  • Maroubra Saints Coach, Juniors and Youth Girls, 2013-2020 and Current U16YG Division 1 Coach

  • Coach, U13 Boys Talent Player Program, 2010

  • Sydney University Women’s Coach, 2008-2009

  • AFL Sydney Division 1 Premiership Player, 2016

  • NSW AFL State Team, 2001-2004

  • Over 200 games played in Sydney AFL, 137 with UTSAFC


Kel’s years’ of experience as both a player and a coach, and long history with the club perfectly place her to fill this role, ensuring that UTSAFC  will have the depth to be competitive at all levels for years to come.


Kel said “ I am looking forward to focusing on player development across all three grades as well as looking to increase the skill level of the Women’s Prems Reserves to take them to the next level, and working with the players fighting for Prems selection.”


In more exciting news, UTSAFC is well on the way to fielding a third senior  women’s team in 2021 in the AFL Sydney competition, and are glad to welcome back Geoffrey Roach for another year at the club to coach.


Geoff has been a stalwart at the club for many years and has famously agreed to do a backflip for the team should they win the Premiership. We know that this promise is sure to motivate the team for the season 2021.


We look forward to seeing Miguel, Kel, Geoff and all players at Bat & Ball Oval for our first pre-season training session, beginning 6.30pm, Monday 9th November.  You can help support women’s football development at UTSAFC by donating! Just click here.

The offseason period for the UTSAFC Committee has been a busy one, with a lot of strategic planning occurring to develop the future direction of the club.

We’re in the process of establishing a new club constitution that will highlight the values and culture of the club as we move forward as a merged mens and womens AFL club. We’re creating a specific culture sub-committee to take on this initiative. Our leadership groups will also be taking on a stronger involvement in the future direction and culture of the club. We welcome members of the club who are passionate about the re-brand to join the sub-committee and assist in pathing a strong future for the UTSAFC.

We’re extremely excited about the 2021 season and we're confident that together we can create an incredible AFL club.