Master Class #2 Information. 

Where:  Veneto Club Bulleen. Click here for directions. (Opposite Marcelin College Sporting Grounds)

Room:  Gondola Room.  Go to the main entrance and follow the Vida Signs.

Parking:  Park anywhere in the Veneto Car Park.  There is no cost to park there.

Time: 1pm to 245pm

Date:  Sunday the 6th of March.

Format: 1 x session seminar style  PLUS   1 x session practical on field.


Craig McRae 


Craig McRae, a three-time Brisbane premiership player, is now the Richmond VFL Senior Coach as of 2016 after spending the last few years at Collingwood, four years back at Richmond and one with the Lions.

The small forward made a name for himself with his determination for the contest and his fierce tackling. At his peak, McRae was one of the game’s most reliable and creative players around goal.

He represented Australia against Ireland in the International Rules in 1999, and played in two premierships against the Magpies in 2002 and 2003.

McRae oversaw the development of Collingwoods younger players at VFL level in 2011. His role was bolstered in 2012 when he was joined by Anthony Rocca, Dale Tapping and Mitch Hahn in the development coaching office, while Steve Grace joined the fold when Hahn left for Brisbane at the end of 2013.

McRae’s dedication and proven ability to develop young footballers was recognised by the AFL Coaches Association when he received their inaugural Development Coach of the Year Award. The gong recognises the outstanding commitment, service and innovation in developing and preparing young players for AFL football.

Craig will be taking practical part of the Master Class, going over coaching activities, fundamentals and ideas to implement into junior footy programs.

Jamie Cassidy-McNamara



Jamie Cassidy-McNamara is currently the official Skill Aquisition Coordinator at Collingwood Football Club. Jamie works directly with the coaching staff primarily in Skill Aquisition of their players right through the clubs lists and programs. Jamie holds a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and Human Movement as well as a Honors in Applied Science in Skill Aquisition.

Jamie will be a great asset to all junior coaches as he will explain the best ways to improve young players skills from a scientific perspective, but also a practical perspective.  His knowledge will definitely help everyone who attends in their coaching for this year and into the future.