Pick­er­ing steps into se­nior ranks at Swans

Ellenbrook Advocate - - SPORT -

FOR­MER East Perth colts coach Adam Pick­er­ing will move into se­nior WAFL coach­ing ranks for the first time af­ter sign­ing with Swan Dis­tricts for two years.

Pick­er­ing, who coached the Roy­als for the past two sea­sons, played 11 games for Carl­ton and 111 at East Perth.

The 36-year-old also served as re­serves and as­sis­tant league coach at Perth in 2012 and 2013, and an as­sis­tant coach for the WAFL state team in 2013.

Pick­er­ing will take over from out­go­ing Swans coach Greg Hard­ing, who re­signed this sea­son af­ter seven sea­sons at the helm.

He said he could not wait to get started and build on Hard­ing’s ef­forts over the past few sea­sons.

“I would like to thank the Swan Dis­tricts Foot­ball Club for the vote of con­fi­dence and am ex­tremely hon­oured and hum­bled to be given the po­si­tion of se­nior coach for the 2018 and 2019 sea­sons,” he said.

Swans chief ex­ec­u­tive Jeff Den­nis said Pick­er­ing was a very “per­son­able char­ac­ter” and strong leader.

“Adam per­son­i­fies the club’s val­ues of in­clu­sive, em­power, equal­ity, in­tegrity and com­mu­nity,” he said.

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