David Parkin to speak at Coaches Forum

The Adelaide Footy League is excited to announce David Parkin as a special guest speaker for the 2019 Coaches Forum on the evening of Wednesday February 20 from 6pm in the Thebarton Oval Function Room.


David Parkin, OAM is a legend of the game whose record includes:

  • Player with the Hawthorn Football Club from 1961 to 1974, including captain from 1969-1973
  • Premiership player with Hawthorn in 1971
  • 5-time representative for Victoria in interstate football
  • Senior coach of Hawthorn from 1977-1980
  • Premiership coach with Hawthorn in 1978
  • Senior coach of the Carlton Football Club from 1981-1985 and 1991-2000
  • 3-time Premiership coach with Carlton in 1981-1982 and 1995
  • Senior coach of the Fitzroy Football Club from 1986-1988
  • “Coach of the Century” for Carlton
  • Australian Sports Medal (2000)
  • Australian Football Hall of Fame (2002)
  • Sport Australia Hall of Fame (2010)
  • Order of Australia Medal (2013)


Also at the forum, coaches will be briefed about player welfare issues and changes to umpiring rules/interpretations in Season 2019.


It is hoped if not expected that all clubs are represented.


Early indications are an excess of attendees beyond our capacity so please RSVP with names of those attending to Colin Rowston before Friday February 15 via email at colin@adelaidefooty.com.au to determine if we should seek an alternative venue.

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