Catholic Education South Australia
24 Nov 2016
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Andrew McLeod to coach St Michael’s College First XVIII

It is with great pleasure that St Michael’s College announces that Andrew McLeod has agreed to undertake the role of Senior Football Coach in 2017. Andrew comes to the position as one of the AFL's most decorated players and brings an outstanding range of personal and football skills, expertise and experience to the role.

Andrew played 23 SANFL games for Port Adelaide, before amassing 340 games for the Crows between 1995 and 2010. This included two premierships for Adelaide in 1997 and 1998, two Norm Smith Medals for the best on ground in these grand finals, five All-Australian selections, three Adelaide Best and Fairest, Indigenous Team of the Century and AFL and SANFL Hall of Fame inductions (to name but a few of his achievements). Andrew currently manages a number of Indigenous education and football programs, with his wife Rachael, through the Adelaide Football Club and has recently undertaken coaching stints with Norwood and State U18 squads.

While Andrew's experience in football is obviously impressive, he most importantly brings to the role a focus on personal development of the individual. He believes strongly in the value of positive role models for young men and women and understands the importance personal confidence and hope play in the lives of young people today. Principal John Foley spoke of his delight with the appointment and the perfect fit between Andrew’s ideals and those of the College’s:

”….with supporting students to be the best they can be in all aspects of their life.”

Andrew and Rachael have two children at St Michael's College, Connor in Year 11 and Madi in Year 9.

The College looks forward to his involvement in the College’s football program and the positive influence his leadership will have.


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