STURT CLOSING IN ON NEW COACH

Published on: Sep 17 2015 | Author: admin |

Sturt is poised to select its new senior coach within the next fortnight, with the club confirming it is seeking a full-time applicant.

By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank

Sturt is poised to select its new senior coach within the next fortnight, with the club confirming it is seeking a full-time applicant.

Having advertised the position nationally, the Double Blues have been encouraged by the quality of those interested in succeeding Seamus Maloney for season 2016.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, Sturt General Manager of Football Shane Grimm said interviews had begun for the new senior coach, with the position attracting a mix of those involved in the AFL and SANFL systems.

Grimm also said the club was close to appointing two other full-time roles – a Centre of Excellence Manager who will coach the Under-16 side and a High Performance Manager who will also coach the club’s Under-18 team.

Recruiting a key forward is also on Sturt’s agenda given the retirements of co-captain Michael Coad and spearhead Matthew Duldig.

This has taken on even greater urgency given former Magpies giant Angus Bruggemann and ex-Eagles forward Lee Staple have left after just one season at Unley.

Former Gold Coast Suns midfielder Jackson Allen has also advised the club he won’t continue next year as he will head home to Queensland.