Galofaro steps up at the Storm

Michael Galofaro (Supplied)

New Sydenham Hillside women’s coach Michael Galofaro is keen to help the club’s women’s program further develop.

Galofaro has come through the junior ranks and was part of the club’s second XI last season.

When the opportunity came up to coach the women’s side, Galofaro said it was something he was excited to do.

“It’s something new for me, I’ve never done something like this before,” he said. “I wanted to give it a go and I wanted to help the club out in a positive way.

“It’s a good opportunity to try it out as well.”

Galofaro said everyone had been really supportive since the announcement and he was keen to get started.

He said he would look to work closely with men’s coach Warren Hackney, who has previously coached the women’s side and instrumental in setting up the program.

“I’ll look to work with the girls that have been playing under other people and what has been working,” he said.

The club is keen to have two women’s sides again this season. Last season the Storm had one team in the Cricket Victorian Women’s Community Cricket Competition and one in the North West Metropolitan Cricket Association.

The club will have a meet the coach day in the coming weeks and are hoping to get some new players on board.

Galofaro said having been at the club he already knows most of the team, but is excited to get to work with them on the cricket field.

For Galofaro, who will continue to play in the men’s competition, Sydenham-Hillside is the perfect place for someone to start or continue their cricket journey.

“Sydenham-Hillside makes sure that they work with what your needs are and are good at supporting everyone.”

Tara Murray