Club Statement

Gavin Colville steps down as Senior Coach

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Gavin Colville has decided to step down as Senior Coach of the West Adelaide Football Club.

Gavin Colville has decided to step down as Senior Coach of the West Adelaide Football Club.

After beginning his time at West Adelaide as the coach of the reserves team in 2016 Gavin departs the club after three seasons as Senior Coach. Colville was still contracted to coach in 2021 but has decided the time is right for him to move on.

West Adelaide CEO Ben Hopkins said Gavin had put all he could into the role.

“Gavin has been an unbelievable leader and an asset to our club. We are disappointed to see him go, but understand and support the decision he has made.”

Hopkins also paid tribute to Colville’s contribution in saying “Gavin’s dedication to the Club has been outstanding and in a year interrupted by COVID, he has worked tirelessly to ensure the culture of the group remains strong. While it was a tough year on the field, Gavin has played a huge role in the development of the playing group.”

We would like to thank Gavin for everything he has contributed to the Club and we wish him and his family all the best in the future.

The Club will announce the process for recruiting the Senior Coach in the near future.