Exciting times down at The Swamp!

A reinvented Altona Gators appear ready to make a statement in 2020 with a new and improved look to their senior Big V teams.

As we reach the brink of another Big V season, he Altona Gator Family are looking to reach some lofty goals across the 2020 season.

A newly reshaped coaching and player line up looks to give them great hope heading into the season where we are encouraging athletes to #ElevateYourGame. 

Altona has welcomed NBL Hall of Famer and Melbourne legend Lanard Copeland to the Swamp.

“Copes” will guide their Division Two Men as they look to break into finals and join the upper echelon of the leagues contenders. His coaching and playing experience in the NBL should serve our men very well as they commit to the high standards he sets.

Sedale Threatt Jr. is back for his second season as the Head Coach of Youth League Men. He will be supported by assistant coaches David Formosa and Rodney Clifford.

Sedale’s enthusiasm mirrors his teams’ style of play. 2020 will see a much more athletic group than 2019 and the expectations for this group are sky high knowing the competitiveness of Altona’s youth men’s coaching staff. 

Youth League Women will see assistant coach Emily Caruana back to the bench. She will complemented by Altona’s highly experienced Associate Coach, Kate Coffey, and Head Coach Randy Shanklin.

In terms of players, newcomer Chelsea Lewis will add some experience and depth to an otherwise young Gator group. The bulk of the 2019 team returns for the 2020 season and will look to build on their first-round finals exit. Altona remain one of the youngest teams in the top competition and are led by last season’s MVP Jess Rarity.

Opportunity is ample for the Gators in 2020 so get ready to cheer on the Swamp! 


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