Pocket Profile- Todd Thorn (Coach, UTS Bats)

Get to know UTS Bats Coach, Todd Thorn!

Name: Todd Thorn
AFL Sydney Club: UTS AFC
Grade Coached: Under 19’s Div 1
How long have you been coaching for?
I’ve been involved in coaching for 5 years and this year was my first year in charge of the U19 program.
What drove you to become a coach?
Drive the development of the next generation of U19s coming through and to help UTS get back to the powerhouse it was.
Favourite AFL Sydney coaching moment, why?
Coming from behind to beat Pennant Hills, on our home ground, on ladies day was a real highlight.
Is there an AFL Coach you model your coaching style off? If yes, why?
Not really. My coaching style is based on my passion for footy.
Do you have any pre-game coaching superstitions/ routines?
Love a team chat in the centre circle
What is one piece of advice you would give to young, up and coming coaches?
Your players will be the product of your environment. Your team’s passion and dedication will match yours.
Player most likely to:
Turn up late Harry Traucki & Bodhi Reiners
First on the Massage Table Zac Murphy
Forget their boots George Kinahan
Kick into the man on the mark Josh Cornelius
Play on from a set shot directly in front Salvatore Franco
Attempt a miracle goal instead of kicking to the top of the goal square Pete Watson
Become a coach Gabe Joseph
Who is the biggest character in your team? Harley Collias who else!!
Who is your tip for the 2021 AFL Premiership and to win the Brownlow?
Clayton Oliver to scoop the Brownlow and Demons by 100.
What are you missing most about footy during lockdown?
Harley’s motivational quarter and halftime gee up speeches. Up there with the best.
What TV show is getting you through lockdown?
Ozark and West Coast Eagles 2018 grand final on repeat
Interests outside of footy?
Who has interests outside of footy?
Usual coffee order?
Latte extra hot 😉
What does this coach bring to your club?
The big man is not known for his balance but in coaching he finds the perfect balance between being your mate and being an honest teacher.
Quote from a player about this coach:
Todd’s attitude to coaching is unique, he’s generous, gregarious, gives it his all and doesn’t settle for mediocre – rather like his attitude to going out.
How can people get involved with coaching at your club?
UTS Bats offer opportunities for Men & Women players to play at all levels, with 4 Mens teams, 3 Womens teams and an U19 Division One team.

Contact UTS Bats General Manager, football@utsafc.com.au or www.utsafc.com.au


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