Coaches

Senior Coach - Mathew Montebello

Mat commenced his coaching career at CYs in 2011 when he took the reins of the newly formed Williamstown CYMS U18s team. In 2012 he progressed up an age coaching the U19s while taking on the role of Head of junior development at the club also overseeing the U18s program. In the same year he took on a part time coaching role at Williamstown VFL. In 2012 Mat was appointed CYs senior coach and the title of Director of coaching after 2 grand final appearances coaching the 18s and 19s in consecutive years. In 2014 in his 2nd year as senior coach Mathew lead the senior team to its first ever VAFA Division 1 premiership resulting to the clubs promotion to the Premier divisions for the first time in club history.

Mat joined the CYs family after long senior career at Spotswood FC after previously playing VFL football with Williamstown. A 2 time premiership player at Spotswood one as captain, while being named Spotswood’s Captain of the team of the decade he is passionate about using his footy life experience to build a CYs football club that is committed, respected and united in every way. Mat is currently Williamstown CYs Senior coach while he also holds the role of Director of Coaching across both the Williamstown Junior FC (U9-U17) and Williamstown CYMS (U19-Seniors).

Reserve Coach - Matthew Wynd

 

Wyndy joined CYs in 2013 after an extensive playing and coaching career.

Before Wyndy joined Williamstown CYMS he has been involved in many other clubs both in a playing and coaching capacity.
These club included playing at: Epping FC, Assumption, Warnambool, Tuggeranong Cowboys (Canberra,) Box Hill, Spotswood and of course Williamstown Super Rules from 2008-2014.
Coaching at: Spotswood (2 flags and a Preliminary Final.)

He was also invovled with the Spotswood Commitee from 2001-2004, in which he was general manager in 2004.

From 2005 - 2007 Wyndy joined Werribee VFL as the operations manager aswell as a board member and from 2008 - 2009, moved across to Williamstown VFL as a board member.

Since joining Williamstown CYMS as Reserves coach, Wyndy has taken the boys to 2 finals campaigns and narrowly missing a third after needing to score 45 goals in the last game of the 2013 season to make finals, only to fall short by 5 Goals, Good Effort!

Wyndy has also helped out massively from a offield perspective since coming to club, not only sponsoring the club through his business Aussie Home Loans Altona, but also organising many successful fundraising events that have become an important part of our clubs success and Social Calendar.

Assistant Coach - David Ackerly

Dave started his footballing career playing under age footy for the now defunct Altona North Brooklyn Youth FC on the site now occupied by McDonalds on Millers Rd. In 1976 Dave left Altona North to play for South Districts U/17s in the South Eastern Suburban Football League for a season.

In 1979, Dave moved to South Melbourne U19s, where he worked his way into the seniors in 1979, winning 2 Best and Fairests in 1980 and 82, while also playing a total of 138 senior games as a backman. In 1983 Dave moved to Sydney, but left in 1986 to return home and play for North Melbourne, where he played another 53 Senior games. On top of all this, Dave represenetd Victoria in the 1984 State of Origin Series, playing along side the likes of Daicos, Williams, Madden, Watson and Doull, to name a few. In 1990 Dave retired from AFL Football and played a further 2 years for Williamstown in the VFL.

After his playing career, Dave coached for 3 years in the mid 90s for the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup before coaching at school. In 2004, Dave then took up coaching for Willy Juniors in U/11 and U/12 in 2005. Players from those teams who are currently with CYs today include, Russel Ackerly, Nic Holdsworth, Tim Murphy, Nick Blackney, Joel Hogarth, Ryan Joy and Robbie Chan.

Assistant Coach - Michael Johnstone

Michael joined the CYs in 2013 as Mr Grumpy, assisting Montey on game day. Jobbo continues in this role in 2016, working closely with the Senior Coach, taking charge of the midfield on match day and also helping out with Opposition Analysis.

Jobbo was a big part of our 2014 Senior Premiership win, with his son Tom being a key contributor and last year taking home the Fearon Medal.

He reguarly finds ways to prompt and poke the senior coach in giving the Young ones a crack at Senior footy.

He also has a casting vote on Thursday nights in who buys the last beer while we listen to the tails of Wyndy and the weekly wrap of the Gatty files before the teams are announced each week.

Assistant Coach - Dene Macleod

Dene has been a permanent fixture at the club since 1990, when he followed CYs luminaries in the likes of Andy Featherston, Grant Case and Tim Ferris to the club to play in the now defunct F grade of the VAFA. Dene went on to play 220 games over 13 seasons for the club, the last 4 years as club captain. Finishing season 2002 with a broken wrist and needing knee surgery, coaching looked like a good idea and Dene duly coached the senior side for 5 years from 2003-2007. The final year saw the arrival of twins and therefore a good time to take a step back from the head coaching gig. As an Assistant Coach to the returning messiah Alan Elliott, the club won back-to-back premierships in 2008-09, and Dene has remained an Assistant Coach since, under Alan, Ian Rickman and now Mathew Montebello, where he manages the board and rotations as Game Day Manager.

The three senior premierships under Alan Elliott and Mathew Montebello were especially pleasing, given Dene’s 0-5 record in Grand Finals as a player in an era where the club fell just short on the big occasion in 1990-91, 1996 and 2000-01.

Off-field Dene is President of the Williamstown CYMS FC Coterie, a group that he founded in 2008 and one that has raised over $300,000 for the football club.

Aside from the aforementioned premierships, some of his proudest moments were being awarded Life Membership of the club; being named a member of the modern era of the Team of the Century; and being awarded the VAFA Certificate of Merit for outstanding services to club and competition over a sustained period of time.

In his spare time he coaches the Williamstown Juniors FC U/9 Blues and occasionally looks after his 4 children.

Assistant Coach - Ross Cassidy

Before joining Williamstown CYMS as a player in 2009, Ross has played at a few different clubs throughout his playing career. He spent his Junior years playing at Altona where he won a best and fairest and League best and fairest in the U/18s. Moving to Spotswood to play the majority of his senior football, Ross also spent a year at Williamstown VFL, where he developed a relationship with Coach Matthew Montebello.

In 2009, Ross joined the CYs as a player where he played for a couple of years, before moving on to coach the unders from 2012-2013.

In 2016 Ross will be in charge of the Forward line.

Assistant Coach - Hamish Munro

Hamish has been the Assistant Coach of the CY’s Reserves since 2013. As Wyndy’s right hand man, Hammer loves game day and enjoys the good cop, bad cop routine. Wyndy does the yelling, whilst Hammer tries to talk to the players in a more civilized manner!

After playing his junior football at Terang and Horsham, Hammer made his senior debut as a 15 year old with Horsham. Due to study and work, Hammer played his senior football at a variety of clubs in the Wimmera, Ballarat and Riverina regions. He played under a number of different coaches, including Peter Hickmott and Wayne ‘The Dominator’ Johnston and says that he learnt something from all of them.  During his playing days he had three stints as a senior assistant coach.

After moving to Melbourne in 2002, Hammer finished his playing days at Spotswood in 2004 and his son now plays football with the Altona juniors.

U19's Coach - Con Terzoglou

Con joined the CYs family in 2014 as the Under 19s Coach and has stayed in that role since he has come on board. Working closely with the Colts Coach and the Senior Coach, part of Con’s role is developing and creating a learning environment for our Underage group.

After a long junior career at the Werribee Districts FC, Con’s coaching career commenced by overlapping with the end of his playing career as he player-coached at the Hawthorn “Spartans” in his final playing years. After 2 consecutive Grand Final appearances, Con’s final match as a player-coach resulted in a premiership which was the fitting way to hang up the boots and concentrate purely on coaching a new group.

 

Assistant U19s Coach - Gavin Deller

Gavin has joined the CY’s this year commencing his foray into coaching footy at this level.  Coaching the Colts under the guidance of Con Terzoglou, Gavin’s role is to develop young players’ readiness to step up to U/19’s footy or improve their performances in the Colts.

Gavin comes to coaching the Colts after having previously coached the Williamstown Juniors Youth Girls team in their inaugural year.  Prior to this Gavin enjoyed an excellent career as an umpire of AFL as well as a coach at local, state and national level. Working in education provides Gavin with the ideal background to develop to supporting the players to be as good as they can be.

Thirds Coach - Caine Bergin

Thirds Coach - Brad Gatt

Brad joined the Cy’s in 2012 looking to have a fun kick around with a great group of men and that is exactly what he found at the CY’s in the Club 18 competition.

This resulted in Brad becoming captain of the Club 18 side which came agonisingly close to a premiership in 2014 only to be beaten in the big dance. 

This has driven Brad to continue to ensure that the Third Senior team is an option that the CY’s football club can provide to the local community as a means for the recreational footballer to come down and play a game of footy where fun, comradery and team unity really are the main focus.  Winning games is just a bonus.  In 2015 Brad agreed to Co-Coach the Thirds team in what was a successful year for the team.  He backs up again in 2016 with the same passion to see footballers of all types, pull on the boots for the famous yellow sash.