Home >  Blog >  Garry Hocking set to depart Panthers to pursue AFL opportunity

Garry Hocking set to depart Panthers to pursue AFL opportunity

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 11 October 2017
Garry Hocking set to depart Panthers to pursue AFL opportunity

Garry Hocking mans the whiteboard at South Adelaide. Image: Nick Hook Photography

The South Adelaide Football Club wishes to inform its members and supporters that Senior Coach Garry Hocking will be departing the Club to take up a coaching opportunity with AFL Club Collingwood in 2018.

Hocking, who was appointed to the coaching role at South in November 2016, informed the Club earlier this week that he had accepted an offer to join Collingwood's AFL ranks in 2018.

Panthers Chief Executive Officer, Neill Sharpe thanked Hocking for his contribution to the Club over the past 11 months and wished him well in his new role with the Magpies.

"Garry's level of professionalism and wealth of experience from his time within the AFL environment has been a welcome addition to our Club over the past year," said Mr Sharpe.

"While it is disappointing to lose Garry it is the reality of the environment we are in that when people get great opportunities at AFL level that they will take them and go with our best wishes.

"The Club has clearly benefitted from having highly talented coaches in recent years that are in demand throughout the industry. We will immediately start the process to find the next one."

Hocking thanked the Panthers for the opportunity to continue his passion for coaching.

"Thank you to the South Adelaide Board for showing their faith in me and offering me the senior coaching position. I am truly thankful for the opportunity South Adelaide provided me to lead a group of talented young men," said Mr Hocking.

"Thank you to the players, staff, volunteers, sponsors, members and supporters for embracing me during my time with the Club. I've thoroughly enjoyed it and will always look fondly at the relationships I have forged over the last year.

"The decision to leave South Adelaide is not one I made lightly, but I am confident the Club is well placed for success in the near future. I hope the success the Club craves comes in the near future. It is certainly deserved.

"Meanwhile, I am excited by the chance to coach within the AFL ranks again and am looking forward to the next challenge in my coaching career."

In his sole season at the helm of South Adelaide, Hocking coached the Panthers to an eight win, 10 loss record, and narrowly missed Finals qualification by 2.42% on the last day of the SANFL Macca's League season.

South Adelaide will advertise the now vacant Senior Coaching role in the near future.

Author: South Adelaide Football Club
Tags: SANFL Senior Football Panthers Football Panthers News

Latest News

Under-18 Match Report Round 14: South vs North

Posted by Jayden Bartlett on 28 September 2020
Under-18 Match Report Round 14: South vs North
Under-18 Match Report South Adelaide vs North Adelaide
Round 14 - Prospect Oval - 26/09/20 South Adelaide 4.2...
Posted in: Junior Football Junior Match Reviews Panthers Football  

MRS Property League Match Report Round 14: South vs North

Posted by Jayden Bartlett on 28 September 2020
MRS Property League Match Report Round 14: South vs North
MRS Property League Match Report South Adelaide vs North Adelaide
Round 14 - Flinders University Stadium - 27/09/20 Sou...
Posted in: SANFL Senior Football Senior Match Reviews Panthers Football Panthers News  

MRS Property Reserves Match Report Round 14: South vs North

Posted by Jayden Bartlett on 28 September 2020
MRS Property Reserves Match Report Round 14: South vs North
MRS Property Reserves Match Report South Adelaide vs North Adelaide
Round 14 - Flinders University Stadium - 27/09/20 S...
Posted in: SANFL Senior Football Senior Match Reviews Panthers Football Panthers News  
< Previous | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Next >

SANFL LADDER

  • 1. WOODVILLE-WEST TORRENS

    22

  • 2. NORTH ADELAIDE

    20

  • 3. SOUTH ADELAIDE

    16

  • 4.GLENELG

    16

  • 5. NORWOOD

    12

  • 6. STURT

    10

  • 7. CENTRAL DISTRICT

    5

  • 8. WEST ADELAIDE

    3

2020 SOUTH ADELAIDE FIXTURE

  • SANFL Round 14

    South Adelaide vs North Adelaide
    Venue: Flinders University Stadium
    Date: Sunday, September 27
    Time: 2:15 pm
    Watch: Channel 7 or 7Plus


  • SANFL Semi Final 2

    South Adelaide vs Glenelg
    Venue: Adelaide Oval
    Date: Sunday, October 4
    Time: 12:15 pm
    Watch: Channel 7 or 7Plus


  • SANFL Preliminary Final 

    TBC vs TBC
    Venue: Adelaide Oval
    Date: Sunday, October 11
    Time: 3:15pm
    Watch: Channel 7 or 7Plus


 

Club contact details

Address:
1 Lovelock Drive,
Noarlunga Downs SA 5168

P : (08) 8186-8200
F : (08) 8326-6800
E : reception@safc.com.au

Bookmark SiteTell a FriendPrint