Farmer set to grow talent
Saturday, 04 February 2017
Subiaco welcome Michael Farmer into the role of Talent Manager for the 2017 season and beyond.
Farmer joins the club with extensive experience in the North-West and hopes to bring some of his lessons learned to the re-structured talent pathway at Subi.
“The main part of my role will be to integrate the Development Programs' closer to the ethos of the Subiaco Football Club,
“Young players get their first impression of the club when they’re introduced through the talent programs so a positive introduction is important,
“We hope to groom them, not only into Subiaco’s game-style, but into a culture that makes them stronger players in the future.” said Farmer
Farmer’s coaching aspirations started in 2008 after a broken leg forced him to sideline his playing career. Since then Farmer has flourished into a distinguished development coach.
“After the leg injury I coached the West Coast Cowan colts for about three years. This really opened up my passion for coaching and development. The next role involved moving up to the Kimberley for a Development Manager role for the West Australian Football Commission,
“A part of that job was running the programs set out by the WAFC but another strong component was working with the talented kids aged 14 through to 18.” said Farmer
Farmer found his place in the North-West and worked some of his magic on recent draftees Francis Watson, Sam Petrevski-Seton, Cedric Cox and Subiaco’s new recruit Rowen Powell.
“We tried to make the transition for these players as seamless as possible and it’s amazing to see them all getting a crack at the AFL standard,
“You see the ones that want to commit and play football long-term and to see them go on to bigger and better things is very rewarding.” said Farmer
Kimberley product Sam Petrevski-Seton starred for WA at the 2016 State Nationals.
Over the last two years Michael Farmer has been working with the best 18-year-old talent from the Kimberley region. Add a trip to the East Coast with the NT Thunder U16’s and Farmer is highly capable of making an impact at Subiaco.
“I’m not looking to re-invent the wheel, but I really want to make sure that the colts & development squad culture is a positive one and aligned with the football club,
“We want to make sure the young players are not only getting the opportunities but the education to be better footballers.” added Farmer