Sea Eagles appoint new General Manager of Football – John Bonasera

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles are pleased to announce the appointment of John Bonasera as General Manager of Football.

CEO Lyall Gorman said the appointment of Bonasera is a terrific outcome for the Club, saying he will be a major asset supporting the player group and coaching staff in maximising their performance on and off the field.

"At the Sea Eagles, we are all about being an elite high performance sporting organisation and to do this, you need the right people to help drive the organisation and culture necessary to be so,'' Gorman said.

"The inclusion of John to our senior leadership team will help us deliver on that ambition.

"John brings with him a wealth of experience in football operations, an understanding of the day to day functioning and demands of a professional sporting organisation, as well as a proven capability implementing the right values and behaviours that underpin success."

Bonasera was most recently the Football Manager for the Canberra Raiders (2011 – 2017), working directly with the CEO and Head Coach. Prior to that, he was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Cronulla Sharks NSW Cup team.

In addition to his practical hands on experience in the NRL, Bonasera has tertiary qualifications in sport and has undertaken extensive leadership study. John was also a member of the NSW Police for 11 years.

He is originally from the Northern Beaches having played his junior football with the Narrabeen Sharks.

"It is fantastic to be back on the Northern Beaches of Sydney where my love of football first started, in particular as a part of the Sea Eagles,'' Bonasera said.

"It really is like coming home and I am excited about the role and the journey ahead."