The Singapore Sharks AFL Club is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation, run by a team of parent volunteers. The Club was born out of a common desire of a group of homesick Aussies wanting to give their children the chance to play the great game we call Aussie Rules. The Club was established in 2007 with approximately 120 children and has seen a steady growth over the past 11 years to a Club of 350+ players.
The programs are not restricted to just AIS children and parents. Children from 42 schools around Singapore are currently enjoying the benefits of the community club spirit of Singapore Sharks.
We are very fortunate to have incredible support from the Australian International School (AIS) which allows us to have terrific facilities for the Sharks Community to enjoy.
Current Head Coach – Scott Murphy
Our head coach for Singapore Sharks Football Club is Scott Murphy. Scott has been Head Coach at Singapore Sharks since 2016. Having grown up in country Victoria, Scott has played, coached and captained across numerous clubs and leagues in Melbourne. Since joining the Sharks he has seen the club continually grow and has proudly represented them at Bali Masters and numerous competitions within Singapore. Scott brings a vast range of experience to the Singapore Sharks as he has been coaching and actively involved in football for many years. He likes to see players develop not only as footballers but as young adults who can translate the positive attributes of playing sport into their daily lives.
Scott is an energetic, enthusiastic and passionate person. He enjoys spending time with his young family (who are also young sharks) and getting out into the outdoors as much as possible. Scott is also a well-respected teacher at the AIS, where he is Head of Year Six – Administration and Welfare. We look forward to him continuing to develop the Auskick program and Lightning Rounds during the seasons.
Current Assistant Coach - Brad Winters
In his second year Brad Winters will be assistant coach of the Singapore Sharks Football Club. Brad grew up in Tasmania, playing senior football in both the State Wide and Southern competition. When settling in Melbourne he started his own sport coaching business, this included becoming the director of coaching at the East Brighton Vampires Football Club. This saw him oversee the entire club’s football program from Auskick to U16’s, assisting team coaches, running holiday programs, development squads and coaching the U11’s and 12’s division 1 football teams.
Brad brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having consistently been involved with coaching junior teams over the last 11 years. Brad is a football fanatic who enjoys keeping fit and spending time with his young family.
He has been a teacher for 15 years, 3 at the Australian International School. He looks forward to continuing the partnership with head coach Scott Murphy, where he will be overseeing the U5 and U6 programs, as well as implementing the brand-new open girls’ program.
Past Head Coaches
Clubs like ours do not exist without the dedication and passion our coaches put into our Club. Since The Clubs start-up in 2007, with 120 children, the Club has grown to over 350 kids and 60+ dads through various initiatives like Dads footy, Lightning Rounds, Junior footy and more. We thank and acknowledge our Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches over the past 11 years:
- Liam King, 2007-2008
- Damien Villarosa, 2009-2010
- Robert Schaefer, 2011-2012
- Dale Carmody, 2013-2015
- Assistant Coach, Ian Forbes (supported by Ben Rampling)
- Scott Murphy, 2016 – present
- Assistant Coach, James Stephenson 2016-17
- Assistant Coach, Brad Winters 2018 – present
Our Club relies on parents stepping up to volunteer and help out with coaching. Our coaches have a wide breadth of experience and all very passionate about their footy and seeing the kids grow and develop in both skill sets and good sportsmanship. Join our team of enthusiastic coaches and form great friendships in the process, yet alone, great bonding opportunities with your child and others.
If you’re interested in taking the step email Head Coach Scott Murphy.