Adam is very much looking forward to commencing his third season at AJAX Football Club. Prior to coaching AJAX, he coached Old Trinity for seven seasons, which included two Premier Grand Finals.
He played all his football career at Old Trinity and was fortunate to play in two Premier B premierships. Adam is a teacher at Lynbrook Primary School and has been a teacher for over 15 years.
Outside of football and teaching, he enjoys travel experiences with his wife Kate and sons Archie and Billy.
Assistant Coach Senior Team
Hayden has been coaching at Senior level for over 10 years. Previously he has held both the Reserves and Senior Assistant Coaching roles at Old Trinity, alongside Adam Andrews, where they have coached four Grand Final teams, two A Grade Senior Grand Finals, one B Grade Senior Grand Final and of course AJAX in the 2019 C Grade Senior Grand Final.
He played Amateur football at Old Trinity, where a knee reconstruction at age 24, inevitably ended his playing days. Hayden is passionate about teaching young footballers how to play the game to their advantage, as well as nurturing their progress year by year, both as a player and a person.
Outside of football his interests include golf, fishing, water skiing and spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters. By day as GM Events at Harry The Hirer he is fortunate to be working on most of Australia's major events.
High Performance Coach Senior Team
Darren is new to the Club in a High Performance role for 2021, which will see him add lots of value to our playing group in a hands on and broad role. In addition, Darren will take on the position of Club Runner for the Senior Team on match days. He has spent the greater proportion of his sporting life playing for both AJAX FC and Ormond Football Club, from juniors through to senior level later on.
Darren brings to the AJAX FC a vast array of knowledge and experience, predominately as a current academic in Sports Science (Football Performance) through VU, also having worked and spent time with elite sporting organisations such as the Western Bulldogs and Real Madrid CF in Europe. His present work as a Personal Fitness Consultant of over 30 years, particularly involves the training, coaching, mentoring and educating of junior elite footballing talent - both male and female and of all ages.
Music, travel, sport and fitness are some of Darren's favourite interests, along with the successful running of his long-standing PT business in Caulfield. Essentially he believes that 'sound' consistent preparation holds the key for future Club success, whilst at the same time instilling a sense of pride and due diligence on its ever-developing playing group.
Playing Assistant Coach Senior Team
Nick has been the Captain of the AJAX Senior Football Club since 2017, where he has played over 250 games combined for the Junior and Senior Football Club and spent 2 years on the Sandringham Dragons list. Nick has coached a number of junior teams throughout his career and joins the Senior Club coaching panel where he will provide on-field direction and development to the playing group in a hands-on style.
Head Coach Development Team
Ant is an AJAX person to the core, playing 128 games with the juniors and 38 games with the seniors starting in B Grade in 1984, before injuries ended my playing career.
Commencing his coaching career with AJAX Juniors in 1985, Ant has coached in excess of 350+ games in every decade from the 1980’s to 2010’s for 1 flag in 2013, and Life Membership the same year. He assisted the Under 19s for 2 years.
His goal has always been to have junior footballers from our club play senior footy for our club, and as an adjunct to that, make many many mates on the way.
The Lebransky name has been a part of our club since its inception with father Graeme being an AJAX FC hall of famer, playing in the original 1957 AJAX team and founder of the AJAX Junior Footy Club in 1972, and brother Paul playing over 100 games at the senior club.
Married to the lovely Lynnece, for 28 years Ant has two children Tarryn and Ray, he is an upbeat and passionate St. Kilda supporter and a member of the St. Kilda Coterie “The True Believers”.
Ant has been running a Tender Management Consultancy business – HB’s Consulting Group - since 2000 assisting companies with their 3rd party service Tenders.
Looking forward the 2021 season and beyond and assisting our club achieve the ultimate on and off the field.
Coach Development 2 Team
Ezra joins the Club as Coach Development 2 Team in 2021. He grew up in Albury NSW playing junior footy at Scots and Albury Tigers.
Involvements in the Murray Bushrangers , Giants Academy and Western Jets programs before playing for Melbourne Uni Blacks & Maribyrnong furthered his credentials. Injuries impacted his ability to get on the field in recent years having had 3 knee surgeries and stress fractures in his foot.
Having last played for Ajax in 2018 he is looking forward to getting back involved with the club in a coaching role.
Outside of footy Ezra is the Managing Director at The Confectionery House and enjoys surfing , basketball , making music and watching the Collingwood Football Club !!
Head Coach Sunday Thirds Team
Daniel played for AJAX as a junior right through to Reserves, Seniors and Thirds up until a few years ago. He has moved on to now coach the Sunday Thirds who play in a Sunday competition. In 2003 he played in the AJAX Reserves Premiership side beating Monash Uni. which was a highlight.
Daniel as passionate about footy and developing the Sunday Thirds side. Outside of footy he loves most sports, NBA, NFL and AFL are his favourites.
He is involved in the WNBL with the Southside Flyers through Berwick Mazda where he manages the Sales team.
Head Coach Jackettes, Senior Women
I began my association with AJAX Football Club as co-ordinator of AJAX Auskick program for three years, which was almost 20 years ago (taking over from Ronnie Lewis!) I then continued to coach junior football teams for a further three years. I have been involved at every age level of AJAX junior football since, with all four of my children playing footy at some stage in their lives.
Whether as assistant coach, team manager, runner, water boy, goal umpire or just providing the oranges, I am passionate about all sports and although women's footy is a whole new "ball game" for me, I can honestly say its probably the most rewarding position I have been involved with.
As a Senior coach I don't have much spare time but when I do, I enjoy travelling, spending time with my family and watching Carlton and Sheffield Wednesday!
Assistant Coach Jackettes, Senior Women
Antony (Cookie) has played his entire football career at the AJAX Junior and Senior Football Clubs. He played senior football at the age of 16 and Captained the senior team for 4 years at the age of twenty.
He was Club Champion and named in the Team of the Century. He went on to coach the juniors for 5 years and took on the role of Head of Football with the Junior football club.
Cookie has now come back to the seniors as Assistant Coach to the Jacketts (and loving it). He loves the Club and the support they give him.