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Andrew Brockhurst to depart Panthers

Andrew Brockhurst to depart Panthers

9 July 2021

Senior Women's Coach Andrew Brockhurst steps down.

The South Adelaide Football Club advises that Andrew Brockhurst will step down from the role following the 2021 season.

South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe thanked Andrew for his service to the club this year.

"Brocky brought genuine professionalism and passion to the role and we are grateful that he was able to guide the team back in to the finals."

"It was a challenging year for the team with the Club yet again being in the fortunate position of providing a number of players the opportunity to enter the AFL. That certainly increased the demands on the Coach in transitioning to a predominantly new team."

"Brocky is a terrific South Adelaide person and we wish him all the best for the future."

Andrew Brockhurst in action this year. Image Nick Hook Photography. 

The former 131 game South Adelaide League footballer cited that the balance between a full-time job, family and coaching as the man factor for the decision.

"Coming into coaching at this level, you quickly find out that it's another full-time job."

"To be able to provide players with the best opportunity to succeed you need to invest a lot of time."

"Unfortunately, going forward I don't have the time commitment necessary to provide the girls with what they need especially with the SANFLW looking to expand in 2022."

"I would like to thank the club, my coaches and support staff for their support this year and look forward to watching them build again."

South Adelaide would like to thank Andrew for his commitment and dedication this year and wish him all the best for the future.

The Panthers have already begun the search for a replacement and will provide an update in due course.

Andrew Brockhurst

  • 131 games for South Adelaide
  • 97 goals
  • South Adelaide Women's Coach 2021
  • 38 games for Fitzroy, pick 4 1987 draft
  • SANFL state selection 1991, squad selection 1992
  • South Adelaide Best Team Man award 1987, 1992
  • 3rd place 1987 Knuckey Cup
  • 2017 Under-15s Flagstaff Hill boys - SFL Premiers
  • 2019 Christies Beach women's - A grade assistant coach
  • 2019 B Grade coach - Adelaide Footy league 5th
  • 2019 South Adelaide Under-15 Female Development squad coach - undefeated
  • 2020 Under-17.5s Flagstaff Hill boys assistant coach - SFL Premiers
  • 2020 Flagstaff Hill women's senior coach A Grade - SFL Premiers
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