Port Melbourne Colts have announced club legend Jason Clarke as its new senior coach for the 2016 season.
This will be Clarke’s second stint in the role, with his previous seven-year tenure as playing coach delivering the club back-to-back WRFL Division 1 flags in 2005 and 2006.
A lifelong Colt, Clarke began his junior career at JL Murphy Reserve back in 1985, and over the years has become one of the club’s most decorated senior players. His remarkable football CV includes over 300 games, three senior premierships, five-times WRFL leading goalkicker, the 2006 Barry Priest Medal (WRFL Division 1 Best & Fairest), selection at full forward in the Colts’ Team of the Decade (2000s) and Life Membership of the club.
Clarke’s vast knowledge and experience will be vital as Port Melbourne looks to build upon its successful debut SFNL season and establish itself as a force in Division 1.
Clarke replaces the Colts’ 2016 premiership-winning senior coach Brad Julier, who stepped away from the role in mid-December for family reasons.