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FORMER Adelaide Crows coach Gary
Ayres looks set to make football history by
appointing a woman to the role of assistant
coach at VFL club Port Melbourne.
Ayres coached the club to an undefeated run
and the 2011 premiership in the senior AFL
Mother of two Peta Searle, 37, hopes to break
new ground for women by becoming the first
female coach in the VFL.
A level three accredited coach who broke into
the male football domain last year, Searle is
favoured to take the job.
Ayres, who coached Geelong and Adelaide,
said he would decide in the next couple of days
whether he would appoint Searle to the club’s
defensive coaching role ahead of two male
“I just have to make up my mind over the next
couple of days because we are getting most of
our players back on deck as of Wednesday,”
Ayres told Melbourne’s Herald Sun last night.
“She has been very successful in her own
right and has done all the particular coaching
courses and it’s down to whether I think it’s
going to be the right fit for this particular
Ayres said football at the top level included a
female AFL goal umpire and an assortment of
women in medical and other roles.
Searle played women’s football... Read more
LAINE CLARK: AAP
EVEN Peter Siddle thinks it’s “weird” that he
is suddenly Australia’s Test spearhead.
Considered a chance of missing this week’s
first Test against New Zealand in Brisbane
due to poor form, Siddle finds himself leading
the attack after a spate of injuries.
Siddle, 27, admitted he felt like an old man
at Australia’s training session on Monday
alongside James Pattinson, Ben Cutting and
Mitchell Starc - the young quicks in line to
make their Test debut on Thursday.
“It is a bit of a turnaround. It’s quite weird
actually,” Siddle said of his role.
“I have only played 25 Tests myself.
“So to have three young rookie fast bowlers ...
there is not a lot of experience there.
“It does make me feel a little bit old but it is
always fun to have those young guys around
Siddle is warming to the task of mentoring
Cutting, 24, and 21-year-olds Starc and
Pattinson - the latter already a good friend.
But cynics might wonder just what tips he
could pass on after looking at his figures for
the past year.
In fact, Siddle hasn’t had too much to smile
about since last season’s Gabba Test.
Back then, Siddle looked every inch a Test
spearhead when he claimed... Read more
Golf feud boils over
WAYNE HEMING: AAP
LEADING Australian golfers
Geoff Ogilvy and Robert Allenby
have denied their friendship
is over following a heated
argument following Sunday’s
final round of the Australian
PGA Championship at Coolum.
The players stunned diners
in the Hyatt Regency resort’s
packed Village Square on
Sunday night when their
President’s Cup feud spilled
Ogilvy was not impressed with
Allenby publicly criticising
some of his President’s Cup
teammates, of which he was
one, after he failed to score
a single point as one of Greg
Norman’s captain’s picks.
Allenby was upset when Ogilvy
tweeted: “warms the heart to
see Robert playing so well this
week” during his third round
of... Read more
Female footy coach breaks new ground
Sidds: King of the Kids
Peter Siddle in the Second Test in South Africa
James Hopes ominously
warned Queensland can only
improve after completing a
rare Sheffield Shield sweep
with victory over South
Australia. The Bulls notched
their fifth consecutive Shield
win of the season with a
four-wicket triumph over SA
at Adelaide Oval in fading
light late yesterday; they
have now beaten every other
state and banked 30 points
at the halfway stage of the
Fed ready for
ROGER Federer believes his
record sixth title at the ATP
World Tour Finals will be the
ideal springboard to end his
grand slam drought in 2012.
Federer has... Read more
Robert Allenby urges in a putt in
Sunday’s closing round of the PGA
Peta Searle is making a rapid rise up the coaching ranks
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