Scott Lucas (Head Coach)

Scott is an Essendon Hall of Fame member. He is a dual Best & Fairest winner over 270 AFL games and 400 goals with the Bombers. He also has exoerience in junior development having previously coached the Vic Country U16s and is currently coaching at Maribyrnong Sports Academy.

Luke O’Connell (General Manager)

With an extensive background in onine education, training and facilitation Luke has been part of the development and evolution of the V Squad Academy since 2010. His coaching experience includes the Eastern Ranges (U16 & U18), senior coach at University Blacks (VAFA Premier A Division) and is the coaching director at Brunswick Junior Football Club.

Josh Schwandt (Athlete Welfare Coordinator)

Josh has a Bachelor in Sport Science (Sports Practice), has worked under the Sports Science Advisor at the Richmond football club, and has been involved in several PHD studies centred around kicking analysis, junior talent ID and junior physical assessments on the AFL Academy athletes.