Coach Matthew Lokan insists he’s ready for the challenge to guide the Tigers in season 2015. Speaking on SANFL radio to Zac Milbank, Lokan provided his thoughts on the Tigers’ playing list this year, as well as detailing his aims for the club in 2015.
Full the full story and interview by Zac Milbank, please refer to the SANFL website
The Advertiser also published a story on Matthew in Saturday's paper - in case you missed it, follow the link HERE
Dear Members, Sponsors and Supporters,
Just a few words about how extremely excited I am to take on the Senior Coaching job at the Glenelg Football Club.
I have always had a strong passion to coach at SANFL level and to achieve this with the Glenelg Football Club is something I will not take lightly. Growing up locally and playing a majority of my football at Port Adelaide I understand the responsibility that comes with being an SANFL coach and the obligation I have to all our members, sponsors and supporters. I look forward to grabbing this opportunity and returning the Tigers to the pointy end of the ladder.
I plan to continue implementing our current program and challenging our players to continue developing and pushing the limits. With my teaching background I will continue educating our group and ensuring that we are not content with the improvement made at the end of last season.
Please continue to support the football club and I look forward to meeting everyone and being a part of our club as Senior Coach.
Dear Members, Sponsors and Supporters,
It has certainly been an eventful twenty four hours as I am sure you have seen in the media and on our website. The allegations against Nick Stevens were initially raised in July 2014 and it has been a challenging time to manage this situation over an extended period, I wish to thank you all for your patience and support throughout this process.
The judges verdict yesterday whereby Nick was found guilty of several of the charges, gave us no alternative but to terminate his contract as senior coach. As a club, we cannot and will not condone domestic violence in any way. Under the constitution, there is due process required for the board to terminate a contract of a senior coach, therefore it was necessary for us to conduct a board meeting last night to initiate this and implement our plans for moving forward.
Although this action was necessary I would still like to thank Nick for his commitment and hard work over the last twelve months, he did an excellent job in developing a young group of players that showed significant improvement in the last half of the season and has laid a strong foundation for success in the near future. I wish Nick all the best in working through the challenges he has ahead.
We were in a fortunate position to be able to appoint Matt Lokan as the senior coach for 2015. Matt has been the Head of Football at Glenelg over the past 15 months, where he has been pivotal working alongside the senior coach to develop our football program and has an intimate knowledge of the playing group and game plans that have been evolving over the last year. Matt also has gained senior coaching experience when he coached Canberra club the Belconnen Magpies in the NEAFL, where he got them into the 2013 Grand Final and in the same year was named NEAFL coach of the year.
The playing group have great respect for Matt and appreciate his experience and football knowledge and that is why we believe his appointment will not only provide a smooth transition through this period but enable us to successfully climb quickly back up the premiership ladder and be a serious challenger once again for the ultimate prize.
We are very excited for the year ahead and want you to enjoy the ride with us, so if you have not already signed up as a member please do so as a matter of urgency and help us make this great club, great once again.