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Garner to lead Parrots

GLENN Garner will be leading the Leongatha Parrots senior side for 2014.
The seasoned coach has made the move from the DWWWW Allies looking for a dedicated team in a high class league.

New Parrot: Glenn Garner will lead the Parrots as senior coach in 2014.

New Parrot: Glenn Garner will lead the Parrots as senior coach in 2014.

“I was then looking to get back to coaching a decent standard of footy and I work in Leongatha sometimes so of all the clubs in Gippsland Latrobe it was the one that made a bit of sense,” Garner said.
I had had a conversation with a guy from Leongatha in the middle of the year so I kept an eye on them so when the opportunity presented itself I went for it.”
Before 2013 with the Allies Garner was coaching in the Sydney AFL Premier Division and the NEAFL and took out three successive premierships with the Sydney Hills Eagles.
The 17 year coach said Leongatha has the attributes of a good side.
“I had a look at their last couple of games of this season,” he said.
“They were pretty struck by injury but they were only four or five games out of finals so they are not far away and from what I can see they have a pretty good local group we can build on and get them back where they should be.”
Garner has had experience coaching at a range of levels of football and will touch on those skills when at the helm for the Parrots.
“I think some of the things I have learnt along the way in the way of getting the group together and to see what the end goal is I think is number one,” he said.
“Whereever I coach I like to concentrate on that local perspective and that core playing group because I think that’s what dictates success.”
Youth will be the focus of recruiting for 2014 according to Garner.
“Leongatha being the Gippsland side and the higher level side in the South Gippsland region we would like to attract the best talent,” he said.
“In the Alberton football league and outside of it there are some really good young guys in that 19 to 22 age group who have come up through (Gippsland) Power or shown real potential through their junior footy who would probably be more than willing if they get the invitation to step up to come and have a look at the higher level.”
Club president Mal Mackie is very happy with the appointment and said Garner’s coaching experience will help the club.

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