List Mgmt. Where are they now? (ex suns)

Remove this Banner Ad

Log in to remove this ad.

GC2015

Club Legend
May 27, 2013
2,163
2,441
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Interesting that ex players and coaches are returning to the GC or never leaving at all. With age comes wisdom, and bad hips
It's not really a new phenomenon though. Victorian Roger Merrett retired from the Bears in 1996 and never left the Gold Coast. Instead he got heavily involved with a local post office/the Southport Sharks (as well as Bond University more recently) and raised his family here. A better example for KK is Warwick Capper who spent three years with the Bears between 1988-1990 before heading back to the Swans for one last year and then retiring. Sure enough, he immediately moved back to the Gold Coast in 1992 and played in the Southport Sharks' QAFL premiership that year. The Wiz then stayed on the Gold Coast for 20+ years after retirement and raised a family here. We saw Matt Shaw do the same thing a few years back when he finished his career at Carlton and has been living here and playing for Southport ever since.

Victorian Dale Dickson played the majority of his football career with the Demons and spent his last three years with the Bears. He is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Gold Coast City Council. Josh Hall is a really interesting example of a guy who had a crack at trying to make it in another code with Penrith before moving back to the Gold Coast and playing for Southport. After living interstate for nearly 15 years, Kurt Tippett is now back home and living on the Gold Coast. Even the Candyman AKA Travers Beynon spent multiple years on North Melbourne's list before ending his career with the Bears and hasn't looked back since. He is obviously now one of the most prominent residents of the Gold Coast. There are countless examples.

Obviously the lifestyle is a huge factor. People actually want to live and raise families here so our local football clubs are really benefitting from their willingness to stay/return. Also, there isn't as much incentive to leave these days given we currently have two teams in the VFL.
 
Last edited:

The Victorian

Premiership Player
Oct 23, 2018
3,328
2,919
Victoria
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Storm, Western Utd
It's not really a new phenomenon though. Victorian Roger Merrett retired from the Bears in 1996 and never left the Gold Coast. Instead he got heavily involved with a local post office/the Southport Sharks (as well as Bond University more recently) and raised his family here. A better example for KK is Warwick Capper who spent three years with the Bears between 1988-1990 before heading back to the Swans for one last year and then retiring. Sure enough, he immediately moved back to the Gold Coast in 1992 and played in the Southport Sharks' QAFL premiership that year. The Wiz then stayed on the Gold Coast for 20+ years after retirement and raised a family here. We saw Matt Shaw do the same thing a few years back when he finished his career at Carlton and has been living here and playing for Southport ever since.

Victorian Dale Dickson played the majority of his football career with the Demons and spent his last three years with the Bears. He is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Gold Coast City Council. Josh Hall is a really interesting example of a guy who had a crack at trying to make it in another code with Penrith before moving back to the Gold Coast and playing for Southport. After living interstate for nearly 15 years, Kurt Tippett is now back home and living on the Gold Coast. Even the Candyman AKA Travers Beynon spent multiple years on North Melbourne's list before ending his career with the Bears and hasn't looked back since. He is obviously now one of the most prominent residents of the Gold Coast. There are countless examples.

Obviously the lifestyle is a huge factor. People actually want to live and raise families here so our local football clubs are really benefitting from their willingness to stay/return.
Andrew Swallow left Melbourne once he retired to head up to the coast
 

Mt Isa Mustang

Club Legend
Nov 23, 2019
2,358
2,626
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Troy Clarke a famous QLD AFL name eventually settles on the GC after a number of years within AFL circles in various states.


Was a great junior coach with significant influence over GC development pathways in the mid 2000's
 

TheSunGod

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 17, 2010
11,155
13,876
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Troy Clarke a famous QLD AFL name eventually settles on the GC after a number of years within AFL circles in various states.


Was a great junior coach with significant influence over GC development pathways in the mid 2000's
Always liked him as a player, and his work in developing footy was exceptional.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Remove this Banner Ad