DES LASHMAN APPOINTED MAGPIES RESERVES COACH FOR 2018
The Western Magpies AFC are pleased to announce the appointment of Des Lashman as the club's Reserves coach for 2018.
Des has a long and illustrious pedigree at the Magpies and as well as being a 6 time Senior Premiership player at Sherwood, he was the Western Magpies inaugural senior coach in 1999 and coached the club's Under 18s from 2008 to 2011, winning a QAFL Division One Colts Premiership in 2010.
Western Magpies AFC President Andrew Thomson said, “It is great to have Des on board to coach our Reserves team in 2018.
Des has an outstanding record as a coach who can develop players and he is the ideal coach to re-build the Reserves list and continue to develop young players into senior footballers.
Anyone who knows Des, knows he's a champion bloke and his down to earth nature allows him to relate very well with players of all ages and he has in the past developed strong rapport with his players. He is a Magpie man through and through and will work well with the Senior coaching group led by Brydan Morgan".
Below is a story on Des Lashman from 2012
DES LASHMAN RECALLS GOLDEN ERA
Current Under 18 Assistant Coach Des Lashman played in 6 of Sherwood's 8 flags from 1977 to 1982 after joining the club from Inala Greens as a 15 year old in 1975 and playing in 2 Under 17 premierships in 1975-76 before being promoted the the First Grade as a 6 foot (182 cm) ruckman in 1977.
Des represented Queensland Schoolboys in 1973 and was enticed to Sherwood by Blair Spence , then the Registrar for the club. Des never left!!
He not only played in 8 flags in a row but has been an integral part of the club for the past 39 years and has served as Assistant coach, Reserves coach and Under 18 coach, coaching the U18s to the First Division Premiership over Redland in 2010 after a devastating 1 point loss to undefeated Morningside in 2009.
Des learnt his football surprisingly in Sydney at Holdsworthy Army Base-his father was a South Australian and in the Army so it was natural Des would learn to play footy with the red ball. The Army brought the family to Brisbane and Des has stayed ever since.
Des says that he played with many great players as you do if you play in 6 premierships in a row.
He rates centreman Greg Butler as one of the best players he played with and says the likes of Greg Adams, Rocko Stewart and ruck partner Graeme Honour as among the better players and it was these players who supported Des as a young player. He says they engendered a great belief in the side and never say die attitude which won many games and indeed premierships when all seemed lost.
Other top liners according to Des who gave their all were CHB Denis Hogan, Dave Greer , Bruce O'Neill and Romas Jackavicius.
In many clubs players who win one premiership are lauded and held in high esteem- Des Lashman played in 6 premierships in a row as well as being a successful coach at the club--a true legend of the Sherwood and Western Magpies Football Clubs.
This was acknowledged with Des being awarded Life Membership of the club in 2012