Meet our new Senior Coach 

After an extensive search Old Carey Grammarians FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Steven Cochrane to the position of Senior Coach for season 2013.


Steve has a rich football history, his playing days included 5 years at Richmond FC before being picked up by Geelong FC in a mid-season draft, this was then followed a short stint at Frankston FC in the VFL.  Beyond the AFL/VFL Steve played many games in the EFL with both Vermont FC and Blackburn FC, including 5 premierships with one as captain, a B&F and leading goal kicker.

Upon retirement Steve turned his attention to coaching, initially an assistant coach at the Coburg Tigers in the VFL as midfield coach under Jade Rawlings before returning to Blackburn FC and serving a 3 year stint as its senior coach in the EFL’s Division I competition.

Professionally Steve works as an executive at Car Sales and is married with 2 young children.

In announcing Steve as our senior coach Old Carey continues our recent recent history of employing ex EFL coaches.  Steve replaces the retiring Trevor Rowe who had a wonderful 4 year stint at Carey creating history and getting us to Premier grade for the first time.

Steve will be joined by 3 support staff, Paul Breen, Craig Swift and Paul Hogan, all are very keen to get the 2013 pre-season underway.  The club has scheduled a player get together where Steve and his team will get to meet the playing group, details to be confirmed.

Old Carey is very excited by the appointment and thrilled to have a person of Steve’s quality and experience including his support team leading our club at a very important time in our football history.

On behalf of the club and our extended football community, we welcome Steve and his team to Old Carey and wish them all the very best for season 2013.




Paul Newton


Old Carey GFC


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