Looking for his own pack

November 15, 2015

The Thuringowa Bulldogs are pleased to announce the appointment of Ricky Sullivan as Senior Coach for season 2016. 


Ricky joined the Doggies in 2012 on his arrival to Townsville from Cobden in Country Victoria to take  up a position as a PE Teacher at Kirwan High School.


Ricky was appointed as Co-Coach with Paul "Cec" Sanson in 2013, which turned out to be a premeirship year for the club.


Due to his appointment with the Gold Coast SUNS Academy as the Regional Development Coach and an impending wedding, Ricky chose to step down from coaching and continued to play for the Doggies in a team that went undefeated in 2014 but lost the big dance in 2015, with a small consolation to Ricky as he collected the Clubs Best & Fairest Player award.


Ricky has a passion for coaching and has been integral in the success of some of Townsville's elite youth players. His ambition is to see how far his coaching can take him and he now has a team of his own to develop and mentor and we wish him well as the Doggies take on the 2016 season with a full head of steam.





Ricky's Achievements/Community Involvement:


2015          North Queensland AFL Queensland Representative

2014-15    Gold Coast SUNS Development Coach - Townsville

2014          AFL Townsville Youth Coach of the Year

2014          North Queensland Central Under 14 Head Coach

2013          AFL Queensland Scholls Ambassador of the Year

2013          Thuringowa Bulldogs Premiership Co-coach

2013-15    Townsville Eagles Senior Representative Team Captain

2012-13    Gold Coach SUNS Talent Academy Coach - Townsville

2012-14    AFL Townsville Under 16 Eagles Assistant Coach

2012         Queensalnd Country Representative

2009         VCFL Division 1 Representative

2008-10   Cobden Football Netball Club Senior Captain

2006-10   Hampden League Senior Inter-League Representative



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