Fremantle has moved to revitalise its coaching structure for the 2016 season with a raft of changes to coaching roles at the club.
Following the departure of Simon Lloyd (senior development coach/assistant coach) and Brett Kirk (assistant coach) to their home states, the club announced in October the addition of premiership players Brent Guerra, David Hale and Anthony Rock to the coaching group.
General manager of football operations Chris Bond confirmed today that Peter Sumich has taken on the role vacated by Lloyd as senior development coach/assistant coach while development coaches Simon Eastaugh and Marc Webb will share midfield coaching duties.
Mark Stone has been appointed forwards coach and Brent Guerra joins Michael Prior as a defensive coach.
Fremantle add premiership trio to coaching group
David Hale (development/specialist coach) and Anthony Rock (development coach) will work with fellow development coach Roger Hayden and Sumich on fast tracking the development of Fremantle’s first to four year players.
“We believe the addition of three new coaches combined with the allocation of new roles and responsibilities for our current coaches will really enhance the dynamic of the coaching group,” Bond said.
“Being able to add three new quality people to our coaching group as well as provide new challenges and opportunities for our incumbent coaches is a really positive outcome, not only for the club but for those individuals as well.”
2016 coaching team:
Ross Lyon, senior coach
Simon Eastaugh, midfield coach
Brent Guerra, defensive coach
Michael Prior, defensive coach
Mark Stone, forwards coach
Marc Webb, midfield coach
Peter Sumich, senior development coach/assistant coach
David Hale, development/specialist coach
Roger Hayden, development coach
Anthony Rock, development coach