Western Magpies 2012 Premiership player Anthony Corrie is returning to The Nest in 2018 to play a key on-field mentoring role in a young Magpie outfit.
After spending the previous 4 seasons at Kenmore Bears in a challenging player/coach role in the Division 2 competition, Corrie returns to the QAFL with a reinvigorated outlook and a committed focus to playing a key on-field role, while also imparting knowledge and supporting younger players at the club.
Speaking on Friday at Chelmer, new signing Anthony Corrie commented that the Western Magpies strategy around both football development and community engagement was the main drawcard.
Corrie said, “It’s great to be back at the Western Magpies, a place that genuinely feels like a home away from home for me.
Spending the last 4 years at Kenmore Bears has given me motivation to continue on with the work I’ve done with them and now apply it within a semi-professional setting at Magpies.
Aside from the great people at the Magpies, the main attraction to return was the challenge and opportunity to add value to both football and off-field. Professionally, family and football it just feels like a great fit.
With such a young and enthusiastic list, added support staff and a clear direction to get the best out of ourselves each week, I am excited for the first time in a long time about footy.
Giving back is key and I get a buzz from giving back to the game that has been so generous to me so far in my career,” Corrie said.
Additional to an extensive football resume, which includes AFL experience at both Collingwood and the Brisbane Lions, Corrie brings well-rounded life experiences and a sincere drive to play an active role in developing young people, both as footballers but as leaders in the community.
Magpies Board Director Andrew Thomson said, “We’re delighted to have ‘Nuxy’ back at the club for 2018 and beyond, as anyone that’s been involved with him knows that while he has plenty to offer as a footballer, it’s the whole package that attracts clubs like ours to good people like him.
In his previous stint with us, he was a regular at the club assisting with junior and youth football. He also did a fantastic job coaching our U/18 side and is a credit to himself and his family the way he conducts himself,” said Thomson.
The Western Magpies are hosting a pre-season ‘Meet and Greet BBQ’ on Sunday 12th November from 3:00PM. Returning players, coaches and club members will be on hand to welcome all new players in a social environment. There will be quality live music, great food and a warm social atmosphere to connect player’s prior to official training commencing on 22nd November.
For further info regarding playing please call Brydan Morgan (Senior Coach) on 0423 861 361.