More About Me
Luke is a Melbourne based professional high performance sports coach (AFL) and mentor to developing coaches in all sports. He has a passion/love for sport in general and helping others maximise their potential through facilitated learning and sharing of his own experiences, good and bad.
He comes from a teaching background, specialising in Physical Education and Psychology. His experience in the education sector holds him in good stead with all coaching and sports related ventures.
● Bachelor Applied Science
● Diploma of Education - Secondary
● Level 3 AFL High Performance Coach
Specalised coaching from Level 3 (High Performance) AFL Coach Luke O'Shannessy. Luke has 11 years experience in coaching athletes of various levels and abilities. He currently holds these positions;
Assistant Coach - Oakleigh Chargers (2013-present)
Head Coach - Oakleigh Chargers Women (2016-present)
Head Coach - Forest Hill AFLW Academy (2017-present)
Luke has also previously worked with;
Victorian Metropolitan U16 State Team (2016)
In addition to coaching, Luke has been an expert presenter for the following;
Level 1 AFL Coach Accreditation (2013, 2017-present)
Level 2 AFL Coach Accreditation (2017-present)
10+ years playing experience across metropolitan and country leagues, specifically the Sunraysia Football Netbɑll League (Wentworth FNC), Southern Football League (Moorabbin FC) and the Eastern Football League (Knox FC)
15+ years playing experience.
Under 15 School Boys tour of Sydney.
- Initial consultation & needs analysis across the entire AFL curriculum
- Individualized player development plan, including a detailed action plan
- Ongoing or predetermined number of sessions (practical and theory)
- Matchday observations (as requested)
- Communication with club coaches