James Canale

Assistant Midfield coach

James joined Werribee as development coach ahead of the 2019 season, before taking on a midfield assistant role for season 2020.

He arrived at Avalon Airport Oval from Victorian Amateur Football Association side Ajax, where he worked directly alongside Werribee senior coach Mark Williams.

Originally from South Australia, James played junior football at Edwardstown and West Adelaide before carving out a lengthy senior career with South Australian Amateur Football League side Unley Mercedes Jets.

He has worked extensively in the finance industry and is currently completing both an AFL Level 2 coaching accreditation and a diploma of psychology.

As development coach, James worked closely with Werribee-listed players who missed senior selection to help them take the required steps to put themselves into VFL contention. In 2020 as midfield assistant, James will continue to develop his coaching skillset, managing Werribee's deep and dynamic midfield group from the coaches box, while Michael Barlow and Matt Lobbe lead the engine room on the field.  

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