Joe emailed me in August 2015 and came on board with us for the 2015/16 season when he was just 15 years old.
Joe’s primary role was video analyst, a role at which he excelled. He produced detailed analysis in a short time after matches and helped implement KPI scoreboard, which was specific and tailored to the needs of the team.
Joe soon found himself in demand from the players, who sought individual analysis from him. That he was able to establish credibility at such a young age is a testament to the value of the work he delivered and his professionalism in delivering it.
Joe also shadowed at coaching sessions. He was extremely diligent and never missed a training session. He was very hard working, eager to learn and consistently displayed a very obvious ambition.
Joe left us at the end of that season, as he wished to progress to a Head Coach role with a Men’s team. He took counsel from numerous individuals, many of them senior coaches in the professional game, with Joe Schmidt being his primary advisor and biggest influence on his decision.
We were very sorry to lose Joe and made a number of attempts to get him to change his mind. However, with all he has achieved since then, it is clear that Joe made the right decision in relation to his coaching career.
In addition to all of above, he is a great guy, very personable and we all look forward to seeing where his coaching career takes him.