Analysis Giants Coaching. Congratulations Adam Kingsley & welcome to GWS.

Who is your preference to be next coach of GWS Giants?

  • Alistair Clarkson

    Votes: 22 27.8%
  • James Hird

    Votes: 7 8.9%
  • Don Pyke

    Votes: 7 8.9%
  • Nathan Buckley

    Votes: 3 3.8%
  • Ross Lyon

    Votes: 3 3.8%
  • Mark McVeigh

    Votes: 5 6.3%
  • Robert Harvey

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Scott Burns

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Blake Caracella

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Adam Yze

    Votes: 14 17.7%
  • Adam Kingsley

    Votes: 11 13.9%
  • Daniel Giansiracusa

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Luke Power

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Jaymie Graham

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Ash Hansen

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Andrew McQualter

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Chris Scott

    Votes: 3 3.8%

  • Total voters
    79

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The GIANTS are delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Kingsley as the club’s next AFL head coach.

As a former Premiership and Best and Fairest winner with Port Adelaide, where he played 170 games, Kingsley quickly moved into coaching following his playing career, immediately taking up assistant coaching roles with Port Adelaide and then St Kilda. After eight years with the Saints, Kingsley joined Richmond as assistant coach in 2019 where he played a leading role in the Tigers’ last two Premierships.

GIANTS Chief Executive Officer David Matthews said Kingsley's appointment marked the next chapter in the evolution of the football club. “On behalf of the Board and our entire organisation, I’m thrilled to confirm Adam Kingsley as our new head coach,” Mr Matthews said. “After a thorough and considered selection process, Adam’s vision for the club, our players and our people made him the standout candidate for the job. Adam has outstanding values that align with the GIANTS and with 16 years’ coaching experience he is an exceptional tactical coach, a strong, clear communicator, and someone who brings people together. In our 11 years in the competition we have undoubtedly become a successful club with a fantastic culture and a great playing list. But we haven’t been satisfied with our recent results. We - and Adam - believe success isn’t far away and we’re thrilled to have him lead us into our next chapter as a club. This is an incredibly exciting day for our club and Adam's appointment will not only take our playing group and football department forward but will help continue to grow our game across NSW and the ACT. We look forward to welcoming Adam, his wife Nadine and children Cayla, Ethan and Raf to the GIANTS family.”

Mr Matthews also paid tribute to caretaker coach Mark McVeigh. "We thank Mark for his efforts as interim senior coach and the tireless work he has contributed to our program since taking over in round 10,” Mr Matthews said. “It’s a difficult job to come in as caretaker coach but he attacked the role with fresh ideas and sought to improve our players, staff and program at every step. Mark is a person of the highest integrity and character, and he has always put the club first. He was steadfast in leaving the program ready for whoever would be taking over.”

Following an extensive interview process, Kingsley was deemed the best fit for the GIANTS by the club’s interview panel that consisted of Mr Matthews, Chairman Tony Shepherd AO, Football Director Jimmy Bartel and General Manager of Football Jason McCartney. Kingsley said he was honoured to have the opportunity to coach the club for the next three years. “This is an incredibly exciting opportunity,” he said. “It’s a privilege and an honour to be the next senior coach of the GIANTS. I’ve been clear in my aspirations to become a senior coach and over the last 16 years I’ve continued to learn and develop to the point now where I’m absolutely ready to take the next step in my coaching career. This is a club which has built a strong culture from the ground up in just a few short years. In just 11 years the GIANTS have made multiple preliminary finals, and a Grand Final, and while the ultimate success has eluded the club, it’s clear the building blocks are in place. It's clear the players, staff, members and fans are hungry for success, and we’re going to drive each other to get to where we want to go. I believe in this club and what we can achieve together.”

Kingsley played 170 games for Port Adelaide between 1997 and 2006 and was a member of the club’s inaugural team as well as their first Premiership in 2004. He won the Power’s club champion award in just his second season. In 2007, he became an assistant coach at Port Adelaide, a position in which he stayed in until the end of 2010. Kingsley joined St Kilda at the end of the 2010 season as an assistant coach before moving to Richmond in 2019.
 

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https://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/other/north-melbourne-offer-clarkson-a-minimum-five-year-contact/ar-AA10AfI4?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=c39d6539ada749c2da8349b741f6b939

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North Melbourne offer Clarkson a minimum five-year contact​

Jake Niall - 57m ago

North Melbourne have offered Alastair Clarkson a long-term deal of at least five years to coach the Kangaroos. Sources familiar with some discussions between Clarkson or his management and North Melbourne confirmed that the Roos had offered the four-time premiership coach a deal that would be a minimum of five years to coach the AFL club at which he first played. North Melbourne are still waiting on Clarkson's answer, as he also weighs up strong interest from Greater Western Sydney, who also have been in conversations with the ex-Hawthorn coach.

But sources said GWS still had not made Clarkson a formal offer, even though the Giants were keen to secure him, as they also engage with the other three candidates for their coaching position: Adem Yze (Melbourne assistant), Adam Kingsley (Richmond assistant) and their caretaker coach Mark McVeigh. Sources said there was an expectation that Clarkson would give an answer to both clubs before the end of the home-and-away season.
 

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https://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/other/north-melbourne-offer-clarkson-a-minimum-five-year-contact/ar-AA10AfI4?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=c39d6539ada749c2da8349b741f6b939
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North Melbourne offer Clarkson a minimum five-year contact​

Jake Niall - 57m ago

North Melbourne have offered Alastair Clarkson a long-term deal of at least five years to coach the Kangaroos. Sources familiar with some discussions between Clarkson or his management and North Melbourne confirmed that the Roos had offered the four-time premiership coach a deal that would be a minimum of five years to coach the AFL club at which he first played. North Melbourne are still waiting on Clarkson's answer, as he also weighs up strong interest from Greater Western Sydney, who also have been in conversations with the ex-Hawthorn coach.

But sources said GWS still had not made Clarkson a formal offer, even though the Giants were keen to secure him, as they also engage with the other three candidates for their coaching position: Adem Yze (Melbourne assistant), Adam Kingsley (Richmond assistant) and their caretaker coach Mark McVeigh. Sources said there was an expectation that Clarkson would give an answer to both clubs before the end of the home-and-away season.
I heard that it was flowers, a box of chocolates and a promise to get to 3rd base.

However, I can understand why Norf are going all in.
 

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Yze firming for Giants. Will not pretend to be excited with this we need a senior experienced coach not a novice.

I feel like the gws powers that be might feel like the marketing value in western sydney of having a muslim coach might be good. So it might give yze a slight edge over a kingsley for example.

Dunno if there has been a Muslim head coach in Australian sport before. Well in the big codes...

No idea why Clarkson would choose north over the giants though, zero appeal to the kangaroos imo.
 

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I feel like the gws powers that be might feel like the marketing value in western sydney of having a muslim coach might be good. So it might give yze a slight edge over a kingsley for example.

Dunno if there has been a Muslim head coach in Australian sport before. Well in the big codes...

No idea why Clarkson would choose north over the giants though, zero appeal to the kangaroos imo.
The 9 year history as a player would likely contribute to the appeal.
No long term super deals to blokes who struggle to earn coaches votes wouldn’t hurt.
 

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Absolutely still gettable.

A 3 year deal with the talent at GWS would be far preferred to a 1 year shitshow at Port under pressure.
No, completely off-limits now. No chance. We'd be doing you guys dirty to try to poach him, but we respect you so much as a club we wouldn't think of taking him off your hands after those comments.

Thank Christ.
 

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I feel like the gws powers that be might feel like the marketing value in western sydney of having a muslim coach might be good.
I sincerely hope his religious beliefs are NOT a consideration in whether he becomes head coach.

But given some of the stupid ideas coming out of our board lately, you couldn't rule it out.
 
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I sincerely hope his religious beliefs are NOT a consideration in whether he becomes head coach.

But given some of the stupid ideas coming out of our board lately, you couldn't rule it out.
Yze's non-practicing so it's a non-issue.
And agree any religious beliefs should never be considered.
 

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I sincerely hope his religious beliefs are NOT a consideration in whether he becomes head coach.

But given some of the stupid ideas coming out of our board lately, you couldn't rule it out.

If he is a lesser candidate I don't think they would, but if they see him and Kinsley as practically equal they will go with yze for that reason imo. They have stated often the marketing element is important and having someone of that background to engage with the local community would be an advantage in their eyes.
 
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It does seem like it will come down to money for Clarkson with North seemingly throwing the war chest for players at him and the Giants working out how it can balance the books with the needs for extra funding into the S + C department and also hopefully they get a full time or 6 month contract for a sports psycholoigst as the players really need some work on that side of the game

It will be interesting how the Academy goes over the next couple of years as it does seem to have dried up for elite prospects and if funding has been diverted elsewhere or it will bounce back up after those players that have been severely impacted due to the covid breaks in playing

Clarkson would still be top of my list and I would also at this stage think Pyke would be a good choice but the funds need to be balnced with the need for more funding into the (S + C) with the amount of players missing games and not coming back from injuries in time and it really impacts the entire program through the club
 

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It does seem like it will come down to money for Clarkson with North seemingly throwing the war chest for players at him and the Giants working out how it can balance the books with the needs for extra funding into the S + C department and also hopefully they get a full time or 6 month contract for a sports psycholoigst as the players really need some work on that side of the game

It will be interesting how the Academy goes over the next couple of years as it does seem to have dried up for elite prospects and if funding has been diverted elsewhere or it will bounce back up after those players that have been severely impacted due to the covid breaks in playing

Clarkson would still be top of my list and I would also at this stage think Pyke would be a good choice but the funds need to be balnced with the need for more funding into the (S + C) with the amount of players missing games and not coming back from injuries in time and it really impacts the entire program through the club
Pyke is a no for me. Anyone who was involved with the Crows camp is a no.
 

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Such an intresting interview from McVeigh, really open and honest to some thoughtful questions. Really intresting how he talks about wanting dramatic change in different areas, some great answers about building the club the importance of different departments