The Western Magpies Football Club announces the appointment of Nathan Clarke as the Senior Coach for the remainder of the 2016 season.
Nathan has an extensive and impressive background as both a player and coach, and has also been involved with the Western Magpies in recent years in a development and leadership capacity.
Nathan is a past Brisbane Lions player, listed from 2000 to 2002 during the golden era and also served as playing coach in the ACT for Eastlake Football Club for 6 seasons. He then returned to the Brisbane Lions in a variety of roles, includingLions Academy Head Coach, Player Development Manager and also Reserves Coach where he coached the Lions to back to back NEAFL Premierships in 2011 and 2012.
A local to South East Queensland, Nathan has exceptional credentials to take on the role and we look forward to the remainder of the season ahead.
6 x AFL Appearances – Brisbane Lions
200+ Senior Appearances at State League Level in QLD and ACT
Level 3 High Performance (AIS 2008)
Eastlake Senior Coach 2005 – 2009
Brisbane Lions Academy Coach 2010
Brisbane Lions Development & Leadership Manager 2011-2012
Brisbane Lions Reserves (NEAFL) Coach 2011-2012 (2 x Premiership)
Western Magpies Leadership Consultant 2015
Registered Physical Education Teacher
The club wishes to acknowledge the outstanding contribution from Glenn Humphrey who has resigned from the senior coaching position. Glenn was in charge of the club during a transition period, as the Magpies moved from the old Division 1 competition, back to the reformed QAFL State League. In 2014, a young Magpie outfit played some good, but inconsistent football to finish in 8th position with 5 wins and a number of close losses as the team tired late in the year. In 2015, the Magpies showed their rapid development with a 15 win season to finish the Home & Away season in 2nd place before a disappointing finals exit. Glenn was also instrumental off the field, attending club working bees and providing great leadership and initiative in the project to complete the new club rooms.
The club thanks Glenn and Heather for their contribution, both on and off the field, and wish them well in the future.