Three-time Breckler Medallist, Dion Fleay returns to the Falcons

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 9:15 AM

Three time Breckler Medallist, Dion Fleay is returning to the Falcons in 2020 as part of Geoff Valentine’s coaching panel.

Fleay retired from the WAFL as a player after 9 seasons and 148 Senior appearances in the Red & Blue at the end of the 2012 season to pursue an employment opportunity based in Kalgoorlie.

Since 2013 Dion has been the Senior Coach at Mines Rovers FC. During his tenure he has guided the senior team to four Grand Finals (2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) delivering two premierships in 2015 & 2018.

In his other years at the helm the team has made the Preliminary Final each year including this season. Dion was awarded Life Membership at Mines Rovers FC in 2019.

The lure of family was the catalyst for Dion and wife Janelle Fleay’s return to Perth after seven years in Kalgoorlie-Boulder as well as the education of their young children, Jackson and Harper.

Senior Coach Geoff Valentine stated “We are rapt to have a former champion back at the club in a coaching capacity. Dion brings a wealth of coaching knowledge and experience to the table and he will be an asset to our coaching team. We look forward to welcoming Dion and his family back into the club and are excited to get to work”