Introduction

In this page you will find all information pertaining to the Men's Navy Football Team, as well as all contacts and upcoming events. Be sure to check the noticeboard for any relevant paperwork that will be required.

 

 

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From the Coach - Chris Gamble

I am extremely proud and excited to be selected by the RANAFA Executive to head up the Mens Navy Football Program for the next three years. I would also like to pay tribute to the outgoing coach and RANAFA Legend Michael Oleksyn who did an outstanding job guiding RANAFA for the 2019 carnival. "Olly" isn't going far as he is remaining on as an assistant coach for the 2020 campaign. Also a big congratulations to Adam Beakley and Rohan Jennings on their appointments as coaches of the womens RANAFA program. I would like to take this opportunity to announce the entire mens coaching group for the 2020 National Carnival:

 

Head Coach:          Chris Gamble          (RANAFA Senior Assistant '18-'19)

Senior Assistant:   Ray Scarlett             (RANAFA Mens All Stars Team Member '05-'16)

Assistant Coach:    Michael Oleksyn       (RANAFA Legend 2003)

Assistant Coach:    Matthew Polman      (RANAFA Mens All Stars Team Member '05-'16)

Assistant Coach:    Adam Bamford        (RANAFA Legend 2018)

Assistant Coach:    Adrian James          (Played 11 games for RANAFA '06-'14)

Assistant Coach:    Zach Godden          (Played 2 games for RANAFA '18)

 

Congratulations to all members of the coaching group for 2020; As you can see it is an exciting group with a vast amount of knowledge and experience. Planning for the 2020 carnival is already in full swing with Olly and myself recently attending the Father Mac Cup in Sydney; witnessing a high level and well run carnival. It was also a great opportunity for a number of the RANAFA community to get together outside the pressure cooker of National Carnival. Some new names were added to our extended squad from this carnival with us currently tracking a squad of 50-55 players which is really exciting for us. Behind the scenes we have been working hard to put together a tailor made fitness program for our squad to conduct over pre-season, with one of our sponsors, starting the first week of December. This will fully prepare our boys to take the next step and reclaim 'Our Trophy' the Jim Smail Cup!

 

Please stay tuned to the webpage and our RANAFA Facebook page in the lead up to the 2020 National Carnival as the players, coaches and myself leave no stone unturned in our quest to reclaim 'Jimmy' in 2020!

 

Our Vision: Developing Navy people through participation in Australian Rules Football

 

Our Mission: Win the 2020 National Carnival

 

#Champions Do Extra

#Brutally Aggressive

 

Cheers, Gammers

 

Email: christopher.gamble@defence.gov.au

Phone: 0418 401 297

 

From the Team Manager - Adrian James

Planning for 2020 has well and truly begun. Player profiles have been sent out to the core list from this year and 2018. If you have not received one and you would like to fill one out you can access one from this link - 2020 Player Profile or email me at adrian.james1@defence.gov.au

 

Download TeamApp and follow the prompts for joining the RANAFA page. Details are found through the TeamApp link on the Noticeboard tag.

 

Players Reps

For any information that any players require, any issues arising from Navy football or, any points members would like to bring up at the monthly committee meetings then players should contact the nominated players representatives below;

 

AB Chris Reichman on christopher.reichman@defence.gov.au

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Men's All Star Team 2005 - 2016

In 2017, the RANAFA Executive along with the RANAFA Legends Committee of Billy Veale, got together to discuss a way to honour the Men who were a part of RANAFA's most successful period, 2005 - 2016 which saw RANAFA claim the ADFAR Championship 4 times in 12 years.

 

What came about was an updated All Star team for that period, following on from the All Star team that was honoured in 2006 (this team can be found in our Legends TAB). Over several weeks the members involved discussed numerous names in all positions to finally come together to decide on the team below. The presentation, with plaques handed out to every recipient was conducted during the 2017 carnival.

 

Congratulations to all members selected in the RANAFA Men's All Star Team for the period 2005 - 2016

 

Special mention to Arron 'Catta' Convery who was voted in as Captain, Kenny Meredith and Matthew 'Donny' Cavedon who were voted in as Vice-Captains and Michael Oleksyn who was voted in as Coach of the All Star side.

 

 

FB

 S. BELFORD

 K. MEREDITH (VC)

 R. SCARLETT

 
         

HB

B. HARRICKS

 M. CAVEDON (VC)

 A. MAZEY

 
         

CC

 C. REICHMAN

 C. BARNES

 J. SIMS

 
         

HF

 N. BLENCOWE

 A. CONVERY

 J. HARVEY

 
         

FF

 P. WILSON

 S. HORNER

 D. HINES

 
         

RR

 J. MINICHELLO

 D. FRY

 D. ROBERTS

 
         

INT

 J. ROSS

 D. MILLER

 N. SKINNER

 J. ETTRIDGE

 

       

COACH

 M. OLEKSYN

     

 

       

EMERG

 M. CACE

 M. POLMAN  S. BYRNE