2023 Big 4 International Tag Series Coaches Appointed

by | Oct 5, 2022 | International, Latest News

Australian Oztag are pleased to announce the Coaches for the Australian Tagaroos and the Rest of the World Squads, to compete at the 2023 Big 4 International Tag Series.

The Big 4 International Tag Series (ITS), set to be played in March 2023, will provide Under 16’s and 18’s Boys and Girls the opportunity to represent their country on the International stage.

The other 2 teams competing at the Big 4 ITS will be teams representing the Indigenous and Lebanese communities.

Australian Oztag (AO) would like to congratulate the following coaches on their appointments and wish them all the very best with the selection process.

The Australian Tagaroos Coaches:

Boys 16’s

Head Coach        Michele Reaney

Asst Coach          Amy Spence

Girls 16’s

Head Coach        Ben Ellis

Asst Coach          Cindy Brookfield

Boys 18’s

Head Coach        Peter Roberts

Asst Coach          Brendan Martin

Girls 18’s             

Head Coach        Adam Carlisle

Asst. Coach         Tim Bailey

The Rest of the World Coaches:

Rest of the World Team Coordinator

Luke Bickhoff

Boys 16’s

Head Coach        Shaun Cox

Asst Coach          Adam Barrett

Girls 16’s

Head Coach        Nick Cash

Asst Coach          TBC

Boys 18’s

Head Coach        Jason Havenaar

Asst Coach          Greg Michell

Girls 18’s             

Head Coach        Jen Joshua

Asst. Coach         Kaila Afungia

Teams will be selected from the upcoming Junior National Championships which will be held in Coffs Harbour from the 14th – 16th October.

Players competing in the 14’s and 15’s age divisions will be selected for the Under 16’s and those in the 16’s and 17’s divisions will be selected for the Under 18’s. 

AO National Director of Coaching and Development, Michael Buettner touched on the significance of coaching at such a level.

“There is no doubt that their jobs won’t be made easy with the quality of players who are eligible for these teams,”

“But it is always an honour to represent your country and for these coaches to be given this opportunity is something they will cherish,” he said.

Dates and a venue for the Big 4 International Tag Series is yet to be finalised.