At Northern Suburbs we are proud of the culture and the continued success on and off the field, a lot of that is down to our Head Coach Zak Beer and his entire Coaching & Support Team.
We are proud to announce the club has extended Zak’s tenure as Head Coach for a further year which will be Beer's fourth consecutive season as Head Coach and fifth within our First Grade Coaching team.
Beer's first year at the helm in 2021 saw the club start the season with 8 consecutive wins before the Covid lockdown and competition cancellation, 2022 saw the club claim the Minor Premiership with all four of our Grade sides also going deep into the finals, and in 2023 the club is in a strong position with First Grade currently sitting 2nd on the competition ladder with three games remaining in the regular season.
We wish Zak, our coaches and all teams success in the final few rounds and the upcoming Finals Series.
A few words from Coach Beer about the extension:
"The success of the club is due to all of the great people we have involved here at Norths. This is a special place, we have an exciting group of talented players right throughout and I'm fortunate to work closely together with some of the competition's brightest and hard-working coaches coming through our club."
"Cohesion and stability are foundations of any successful organisation and our club is no different. It's pleasing to continue to build our legacy into the coming years, however, all focus from myself and the entire playing and coaching group is firmly on this season, making history together in 2023."
As you’ve now been the Head Coach at Norths for the past few seasons, what are some of your proudest achievements so far?:
"Seeing our players progress through our program to achieve their goals at the professional level is always fulfilling. Having 11 of our Norths Colts make their 1st Grade debuts over the past couple of seasons is a strong sign for the program and whilst it was a nice part of history last season to see the side secure the first Minor Premiership for the club in 25 years - the Major Premiership is what we're striving for" Beer said.
What are some of the things you’re most looking forward to with the back half of this season and the upcoming 2024 season?:
"With the competition as tight as it is coming into August, you need to have a clear identity of how you play but also continue to evolve your game to stay ahead, that's always an enjoyable part. We've gone about building our depth for this time of the season and like all clubs it has been tested at times but I'm pleased to say the players who've stepped up have done the Red & Black jersey proud."
"This is the time of year we prepare for. "
Club President, Grahame O’Donnell said “The decision to re-sign Zak as Head Coach for 2024 was an easy one, the team has been successful over the past few seasons with Zak’s involvement. Zak and his coaching team have really got the boys firing at the moment and the club is in a good place heading into the pointy end of the season. On behalf of the board and myself, we would like to congratulate Zak on his well-deserved re-signing and wish him all the best for the rest of this season and the 2024 season”.
With all that said, Zak knows he and the current group have a job to do this season and will be doing all they can to ensure we continue to see success at Norths in 2023.
On behalf of everyone in the Northern Suburbs community, we wish Zak all the best for the remainder of the season and look forward to seeing our club continue to grow from strength to strength into the 2024 season and beyond.