Brenton Phillips

Brenton Phillips boasts an outstanding record as both a player and coach.Brenton_small

As a player, the man known as ‘’Sticks’’ notched up 222 games for North Adelaide in the SANFL, as well as 71 VFL/AFL games for Essendon and Brisbane.
In his memorable career at Prospect, the brilliant midfielder won the Magarey Medal in 1993, and was a two-time Best- and-Fairest.

After retiring as a player, Phillips moved into coaching, guiding Sturt to a drought-breaking premiership in 2002.

He joined the SANFL as Talent Manager in 2007, where he heads up the League’s State Talent program, and is still responsible for the development of the AFL’s stars of tomorrow as the SANFL’s High Performance Manager.

This year marks the tenth year he has been at the helm of the State Under-18 side, in that time leading SA to consecutive National Championships in 2013 and 2014, the first time the Croweaters had claimed the crown since 1995.

Inducted :2016
Era : 1991 – onwards

PLAYING RECORD:
•    222 games and 139 goals for North Adelaide 1981 – 1985, 1992 – 1998
•    10 games and 3 goals for Essendon 1986 ( 1 preseason game not included)
•    61 games and 30 goals for Brisbane Lions 1987 – 1991 (4 preseason games not included)

MATCHES FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA:
•    1 game for South Australia (State of Origin) 1987

INTERSTATE MATCHES:
•    1 game for Queensland (State of Origin) 1991

ACHIEVEMENTS:
•    Magarey Medal winner 1994
•    Two time Best and Fairest for North Adelaide 1993, 1994
•    Player life member of North Adelaide
•    Player life member of the SANFL

COACHING RECORD:
•    Assistant Coach of Port Adelaide FC (AFL) 1999 – 2000
•    Coach of Sturt 2002 – 2006 (Including 2002 Premiership)
•    SANFL State Under 18 Coach 2007 – ongoing (Australian Under 18 Championship Winners 2013, 2014)

SERVICE RECORD:
•    SANFL Talent Manager 2007 – ongoing
•    SANFL Coaching Manager 2011 (part) – ongoing