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The Caulfield Bears are very pleased to announce our Football Coach for Season 2019 will be Chris O’Keefe. Chris has an illustrious playing and coaching career having been a VFL player, a premiership player and coach and multiple Grand Final appearances. 

Chris grew up in Bungaree and played in the TAC Competition for 2 seasons before joining North Ballarat Roosters in the VFL. He played 5 seasons with North Ballarat and moved to Melbourne to pursue work opportunities.


He joined Spotswood FC in 2008 and played for 6 seasons with the club making a huge impact both as a player and as a coach in this time.
The highlights of his playing/coaching career so far are:

  • playing coach of Spotswood FC (2011-2013) – the team played in the Grand Final in each season, winning the premiership in 2011 and narrowly losing the other 2 GF’s each by a solitary point;
  • WRFL Coach of the Year (2011);
  • WRFL ‘Team of the Year’ (2008-2013);
  • WRFL B&F winner (2012 & 2013);
  • WRFL 2nd B&F (2008);
  • 2nd Best & Fairest in Central HIghlands Football League in 2016 (whilst playing for Bungaree);
  • CHFL ‘Team of the Year’ (2014);
  • playing coach of Albion FC in WRFL (2017 & 2018);
  • 4-times premiership player (3 premierships with Spotswood and one with Bungaree)
  • 7 Grand Finals in 11 seasons as a player &/or coach.

We welcome Chris to our club and look forward to Season 2019 with high hopes and great expectations.