Following lengthy discussions between the Club and Brett Backwell, it has been mutually agreed after 4 seasons as A Grade Coach that Brett will not seek reappointment for the 2020 season.

Brett will continue to look for opportunities in football that are consistent with his ongoing commitment to his business and young family.

Brett joined the Club in 2016 and delivered its first Division 1 Premiership during its 90th year celebration. The Club finished 4th, 6th and 2nd in the seasons that followed and came within a goal of achieving a second Division 1 Premiership in last season’s Grand Final.

The Club has cemented itself as a strong Division 1 performer in Brett’s time and he leaves with the Club in a very strong position and well set up for long term success.

The Club thanks Brett for his significant contribution to the success of the Club over the last 4 seasons.

The Club is in the process of finalising coaching appointments for the 2020 season, which will be announced in the near future.

Statement from Brett Backwell:

I would like to thank the Club for the opportunity to coach over the last 4 years. I have really enjoyed my time at the Reds and wish the Club all the best in the future. In particular, thank you to all the players, I look forward to catching up with you all in the near future and following your progress over the coming seasons.

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