Strategy Back of House Discussion: Targets, Changes, Appointments & Facilities

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Convocation

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His Education if anyone is interested.

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Keys

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Our S&C/High Performance department was :

• Warren Kofoed 2008-2023 left as Head of Performance after starting as S&C Coach
• Jordan Stares 2014-2022 left as S&C Coach after starting as assistant strength coach
• Glen Stewart 1991-2021 left as High Performance Manager

They have all now departed

Replaced by :

• Matthew Inness (ex Western Bulldogs) as High Performance Manager
• Paul Turk (ex Collingwood) in an as yet undefined role in the high performance/strength and conditioning team
• Mark Kilgallon (ex Sydney) joined last year as Strength and Conditioning Coach who in the absence of any statement to the contrary I assume will be staying on

Only time will tell if the new group improve our strength, fitness and availability but they come in well credentialed and you can’t say the club has done nothing to address what was a major issue in recent seasons (since the beginning of 2020 and the onset of covid)

Good luck to them

This may also be why we’ve yet to see any significant new assistant coaching appointment(s) as the football department money has been invested in S&C instead
 

Monocle

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Our S&C/High Performance department was :

• Warren Kofoed 2008-2023 left as Head of Performance after starting as S&C Coach
• Jordan Stares 2014-2022 left as S&C Coach after starting as assistant strength coach
• Glen Stewart 1991-2021 left as High Performance Manager

They have all now departed

Replaced by :

• Matthew Inness (ex Western Bulldogs) as High Performance Manager
• Paul Turk (ex Collingwood) in an as yet undefined role in the high performance/strength and conditioning team
• Mark Kilgallon (ex Sydney) joined last year as Strength and Conditioning Coach who in the absence of any statement to the contrary I assume will be staying on

Only time will tell if the new group improve our strength, fitness and availability but they come in well credentialed and you can’t say the club has done nothing to address what was a major issue in recent seasons (since the beginning of 2020 and the onset of covid)

Good luck to them

This may also be why we’ve yet to see any significant new assistant coaching appointment(s) as the football department money has been invested in S&C instead

In many ways Keys the balls well and truely in their court, for ALL our coaches for this forthcoming season.

Another putrid season, with so many 50 point plus blow outs, you would imagine that their fate is already determined as, all bets are off now as far as the excuses go.
The time would be for a mass exodus.

The Coaching team desperately need to:
Teach and implement the much talked about new game plan, because what’s been on display just won’t cut it.

The Coaching Team need to adapt, teach and implement or else it’s over for them all.

Saying that, I am expecting that we finish bottom four, however it’s the way we play and the bridging of the gap, in the magnitude of the losses, that for me will be the most important measure of season 2024.
Coupled with getting games into the kids.

If we get some development and growth in: Chesser, Hough, Bazzo, J Williams, Ginbey, Hewett, Barnett, Burgiel, Long and Maric.

And some promise in a couple of the shiny new toys we get on November 20th.

Then and only then Simpson & Co will
be safe for another year.

One step at a time, however a better medical and S&C team, is a start to ensuring that Simpson has a health list available to him.

And with a healthy list at his disposal, then there, is no excuses and no margin for error.
 

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Wooshaaaa

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Someone riddle me this.

This is some serious experience that must be costing a bomb.

McRae head coach
Lepitch director strategy innovation
Bolton director of learning leadership and coaching
Skippworth senior assistant and midfield
Selwood forwards
Roughead backline
Mccartney part time development coach





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Astro7

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Aug 6, 2017
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Here's hoping Turk is another step in the right direction.
Many were calling for these changes, so good to see them being addressed.
Just need Reid and everything to align in preseason?
Hopefully we'll sail out of the injury crises bermuda triangle...into a new era.
 

Keys

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Cliffs -

• Clubs to receive another $75,000 increase to the soft cap for 2024 in addition to the previously agreed $250,000 increase taking the cap to $7,275,000 (it was almost $10m precovid)
• Up to 20% of the senior coach’s salary will be exempt from the cap - Simpson was said to be on somewhere between $800k to $1m. So we get an extra $160-200k to our cap
• Tax on spending up to $1m over the cap to be reduced but no details given
• Other s**t like the mid season trade period and puck purchasing to be discussed with clubs prior to the draft
 

Biscuit45

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Matthew Pavlich at the end of Sports during Nine News Perth tonight said the Club is expected to announce the new CEO as soon as tomorrow.

Pavlich went on to congratulate Nissy’s legacy at the helm, and it’s a new era for the Club.
 

Keys

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Matthew Pavlich at the end of Sports during Nine News Perth tonight said the Club is expected to announce the new CEO as soon as tomorrow.

Pavlich went on to congratulate Nissy’s legacy at the helm, and it’s a new era for the Club.

It’s stickdick but

 

Keys

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This was as much as I could get before the paywall kicked in

“West Coast premiership defender Beau Waters has emerged as a surprise contender to succeed Trevor Nisbett as the CEO, but Don Pyke is still the favourite with a decision expected as soon as Thursday.

Sources have told The West Australian that two-time premiership player and current Sydney assistant coach Pyke is still the most likely new boss and could be announced as the next Eagles boss as soon as Thursday.”
 

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