source : www.portadelaidefc.com.au
Port Adelaide has confirmed its 2024 coaching panel, with Tyson Goldsack promoted to assistant coach of the AFL coaching panel, Hamish Hartlett appointed as the club’s SANFL senior coach and Jason Williams appointed as development coach, with the Next Generation Academy program is recorded.
Goldsack, who coached Port Adelaide to a finals spot in the SANFL this season, has been appointed as the club’s defensive line coach.
He replaces Nathan Bassett who left the club last month.
“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to be the defensive line coach within this program,” said Goldsack.
“I moved from development coach to managing my own team in the SANFL last year and I feel well equipped to look after the defensive group.
“We are building a strong defensive group with the experience of Aliir Aliir, Trent McKenzie and Tom Clurey, along with the recent additions of Esava Ratugolea and Brandon Zerk-Thatcher to complement our group of young defenders.
“I can’t wait to get started with Ken, Chad, Josh and our other coaches during the preseason.”
Hartlett becomes the club’s 42nd coach in state football after most recently serving as a development coach within Port Adelaide’s AFL program.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to coach the SANFL program,” said Hartlett.
“It’s a big challenge, but I’m looking forward to building on the great work Goldy (Tyson Goldsack) has done this year.
“It is a privilege to coach this club at any level and that honor is not lost on me.”
Williams, a proud Noongar man from Narrogin, Western Australia, will replace Hartlett as development coach.
Williams, who has a passion for mentoring and developing people, was head coach of the AFL’s Indigenous Talent Programs and Bacchus Marsh Football Club in 2023. He previously worked as an assistant coach with the Northern Bullants in the VFL. and the Calder Cannons in the Victorian U/18 competition.
“I am passionate about helping young football players grow and maximize their potential,” said Williams.
“Having spent part of last season at Port Adelaide observing and shadowing their coaching group, I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity.”
Port Adelaide GM – Football Chris Davies is excited about the club’s 2024 coaching panel.
“We have a great balance of experience and new energy within our coaching structure for 2024,” said Davies.
“Josh and Chad will continue in their respective coaching roles in midfield and forward in 2024. Josh has done an excellent job with our young midfield group and Chad has been instrumental in the development of many of our young players, including Ollie Lord in 2023.
“After a strong coaching performance leading the SANFL program, Tyson Goldsack is well placed to transition to our senior AFL coaching panel. He has a great bond with our playing group and will bring a sense of energy and new thinking to our group.
“We are also very excited to promote Hamish within our program to senior coach of the Magpies. We believe Hamish has the qualities to be a very successful coach and we look forward to him leading the SANFL team in 2024.
“From a developmental coaching perspective, we are excited to add Jason Williams to our group. Jason has a strong football resume mentoring and coaching both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal athletes and we believe he will add great value to our program.”
Port Adelaide Football Coaching Structure
Senior coach: Ken Hinkley
Attackers coach: Chad Cornes
Midfield coach: Josh Carr
Assistant midfield coach: Luke Kelly
Defensive coach: Tyson Goldsack
SANFL Senior Coach: Hamish Hartlett
Development Coach: Jason Williams
source : www.portadelaidefc.com.au