Brenton Sanderson of the Crows looks on during the round 19 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the West Coast Eagles at Adelaide Oval on August 2, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Former Crows coach joins Collingwood coaching staff

Former Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson has joined Collingwood as an assistant coach, linking up with good friend, Nathan Buckley.

Sanderson, a former Geelong player and Cats and Power assistant coach, coached the Crows from 2011 to 2014, before being replaced by Phil Walsh.

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He has spent the past two years as head coach of the AFL National Academy.

“Brenton brings with him a rich football background as both a player and coach and we feel he’s an outstanding fit for our coaching panel in 2017 and beyond,” General Manager of Football Graeme Allan said.

“His diverse experience across senior and assistant coaching roles and his recent role in the development of the country’s brightest young talents through the AFL National Academy makes him a valuable asset for our emerging team.”

Sanderson’s appointment finalises the Magpies’ coaching department for 2017, as he joins Robert Harvey and Scott Burns as Buckley’s senior assistants.


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  1. make no mistake Pies haters…this is a club that is building a dynasty. Look at the age demographic, quality and depth of the young list. But it’s more than that, it’s the character they are assembling. Quality people that demand success- think Taylor Adams, Treloar, Grundy, Moore, De Goey, Ramsay, Varcoe, Sidebottom, Pendlebury, etc etc….they have taken the hit they needed to take for 2013-2016 in order to build a list for a sustained run at flags…yes that’s right, plural…FLAGS….in the future you haters and even Magpie doubters will look back and think what genius it was, what patience, what wisdom…the club does not tolerate idiots and has built a culture now and facility that players want to come to…it will start in 2017 and will deliver multiple premierships from 2017 onwards…Eddie, Pert, Gubby, Bucks, Burns, Sando and Harvey will be forever etched into the very fabric of this great club and set it once more as the greatest and most successful AFL club the game has ever known.

    • Don’t listen to all the haters and negative people Nash! You message me this time next year and you’ll see what I mean…stay true to the Pies, Bucks is a smart guy, really smart and so is Eddie…if Eddie and Perty thought for a moment Bucks wasn’t the man for the job he would be out…Bucks is set for a Kevin Sheedy style reign at the Pies and will deliver plenty of flags for you over the next decade you just wait and see. 🙂

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