Gisborne Football Netball Club have announced the appointment of Clinton Young as their Senior coach for 2018.
Drafted by Hawthorn from Minyip Murtoa and the North Ballarat U18's, he made his senior AFL debut with Hawthorn in Round 16, 2005 and was nominated as an AFL Rising Star in 2006. Young was a member of the 2008 Hawthorn Premiership side coached by Alistair Clarkson, which defeated Geelong, and also was a member of their 2012 Hawthorn team against the Sydney Swans. In his career at the Hawks Young played 116 games kicking 60 goals before joining Collingwood under Nathan Buckley where he played 21 games for 21 goals. In all Young played 137 AFL games kicking 81 goals.
Young joined the Gisborne FNC in 2017 as Senior on field Assistant Coach supporting the Senior Coach Brad Spear in teaching and nurturing the young Bulldogs outfit. The wealth of knowledge, understanding and experience from his AFL days has been outstanding and his ability to convey this to a young list has been first rate.
President John Wood announced the appointment following the clubs wins in the Under 18's and Reserves elimination final success to a loud cheer from the Bulldogs faithfull. We wish Clinton all the best in his new role and look forward to exciting times ahead in the Bendigo Football Netball League.