After completing his role as High Performance Manager at SUFC for the last 3 years, Tom Carter has decided to pursue his passion of developing high performance programs and systems centred around GPS data analytics. 

Initially this will mean completing his Masters of Education (Sports Coaching), his second Masters degree and third degree after his Bachelor of Science, and then into a specific PhD project in collaboration with elite sporting organisations. 

Sadly for SUFC this means Tom finishes his employment after 18 years of service to the club.

At the end of 2015 Tim Davidson and Tom Carter undertook to transition the club to a new head coach in 2018. 

Over this 2 year period the Club has achieved several milestones including:

  • Club Champions 2016 & 2017
  • 7 minor premierships including 1st Grade in 2016 (the first time in 7 years)
  • 8 Premierships (11/14 Grand Final Appearances)
  • 8 Players awarded professional contracts
  • 1 Player awarded a 7s contract with 4 more in training with the squad
  • 35 Players made their 1st Grade debut
  • 84 Players represented 1st Grade

As announced last month, for the 2018 season Rob Taylor has assumed the position as full time Head Coach. Tim Davidson will continue with his full time role with NAB in the city. We are ever grateful to Tim and wish Rob all the best. 

Ultimately, our Club is committed to creating an environment where our players can be the best versions of themselves, on and off the field, and the athletic performance training systems are a key part of that. The training and recruitment processes developed over the years position SUFC well for the future.

I’m extremely grateful for Tom’s commitment, dedication and contribution to SUFC throughout his time and wish Tom every success in the next phase of his career. 

He goes with my confidence that following his studies his contribution to Australian sport will be even more profound. Thank you Tom.

Angus Stuart
President, SUFC