Lokan, a former Collingwood and Port Adelaide utility, will commence in the full-time role on November 18.
The 31-year-old – who played 46 AFL matches and 102 SANFL games – is a Level 2 accredited coach, guiding NEAFL Club Belconnen into this year’s Grand Final while also being named 2013 NEAFL Coach of the Year.
Glenelg chief executive Steve Moore said the former Magpie was ideally suited to the club’s newly-created position.
‘’The focus of this new role is to develop the club’s football & coaching strategy,’’ Mr Moore said.
‘’As well as, develop a culture of success with shared values, and ensure engagement throughout all levels our club - from league through to junior special squads.
‘’These strategies will be developed jointly with our senior coach Nick Stevens, with Matt being responsible for its implementation. He will also be involved in a football operations role.’’
A qualified teacher, Lokan boasts an impressive ability to communicate with people from all walks of life.
‘’Matt’s credentials fitted perfectly the requirements of this role,’’ Mr Moore said.
‘’His teaching background, his time as a SANFL development officer, along with his AFL & SANFL experience, meant Matt stood out in what was a group of high-quality candidates.
‘’His recent coaching experience was also a factor. His communication and organisational skills are excellent and you can see why he has been successful in his short coaching career to date.’’
Lokan will be present at Glenelg’s first pre-season training session, which begins on Monday November 11 from 6pm at Westminster College.
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The Glenelg Christmas Pageant is coming up on Sunday 17th November and once again, the club will be involved.
Pageant kicks off on Jetty Rd at 10.30am so come park at your club and head to Jetty Road to cheer on our Clubs float featuring Senior Coach Nick Stevens, Senior Players, along with our Tiger Cubs, Cheerleaders and Tiger Tail of course.
The Glenelg Football Club invites all 2013 Members to the Club for the opportunity to chat to the Players and meet our new Coach Nick Stevens for a post Pageant celebration (approx. 11.30am)
The Club will be running a FREE Sausage Sizzle for 2013 members or willing to sign up for a 2014. Grab a bargain at our Christmas clearance sale on merchandise items.
Be the first to sign up for 2014 with our Pre sale memberships!