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The Northern Knights are an Australian rules football club playing in the TAC Cup, an under-18 competition in Victoria, Australia. They are based in Preston, representing the northern suburban area of Melbourne.
Justin joined the Northern Knights for the 2017 TAC Cup Season. Justin brings a wealth of experience to the role as a former TAC Cup Premiership Coach of the Oakleigh Chargers. Additionally for 10 years he was the Yarra JFL’s Junior Development Manager and a head coach of their U15 Representative Championship Team.
Brett Potter in his seventh year at the Northern Knights as the Youth Academy Squad Head Coach. Brett brings a wealth of junior football experience as coordinator of the NFL Interleague Program.
NIKI HOLDING & ALYCIA BENINCASA
Niki Holding is the head trainer at the Northern Knights and she has been at the club for the last eight years. Alycia Benincasa is also a trainer at the Northern Knights and she has also been at the club for the last eight years.
“The Knights is a great environment to be around and it’s a place I enjoy coming to, it’s why I keep coming back year after year,” Holding said.
“Being a trainer, our main focus is the care of the players and to see their development, not only on the footy field but as people too.”
“As Niki said this club has such a great supportive network of staff and makes everyone feel included and is a very professional environment that I really enjoying working at.” Benincasa said.
Career outside of footy?
Favourite holiday destination?
Three famous people you’d like to meet?
Favourite Subject at School?
Who would play you in a movie?
Go-to Karaoke Song?
If you were down to your last $20 what would you spend it on?
Most Annoying Teammate?
Worst haircut at the Knights?
NH: Nik AB: Lethal
NH: A bit of everything. AB: PE Teacher
NH: I can walk on my toes. AB: Dancing
NH: Africa. AB: Fiji
NH: Roger Federer, Chris Hemsworth. AB: Rihanna, Beyonce and Pink
NH: Carlton Blues. AB: Essendon Bombers
NH: Chocolate. AB: Spaghetti Bolognese
NH: Jennifer Lawrence. AB: Jessica Alba
NH: ‘Bohemien Rhapsody by Queen. AB: ‘Wannabe’ by Spice Girls
NH: Chocolate. AB: Has to be food I’m always hungry.
NH: Only eating the icing off cakes. AB: Interrupting people when they talk
NH: Jess McLean-Peace AB: None, I love them all
NH/AB: Way too many to name just one.
The Northern Knights proudly support the TAC and its’ Towards Zero program.
Towards Zero is a vision for a future free of deaths and serious injuries on our roads. It acknowledges that as humans, we make mistakes. But when those mistakes happen on our roads we come off second best, because our bodies aren’t designed to absorb high impact speeds. They never have been and never will be.
That’s why we need to ensure we have a safe road system in place. A system that protects us from our own mistakes and those of others. A system that will change road safety for good.