Hasleby as­sists Dock­ers women

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

FRE­MAN­TLE cham­pion Paul Hasleby will re­turn to the Dock­ers as an as­sis­tant with the women’s side for the in­au­gu­ral AFLW sea­son.

Hasleby joins Michelle Cowan’s side as one of four as­sis­tant coaches.

The pair pre­vi­ously worked to­gether dur­ing Cowan’s time as coach of the WA U18 youth girls’ team.

“Paul’s seen the pas­sion and the drive that these girls have and he wants to be a part of it too,” Cowan said. “I can tell he’s re­ally ex­cited at this new chal­lenge...

“He’ll be great for me as a sup­port and to hold me ac­count­able.”

Mar­tine Pear­man, head coach of the Coastal Ti­tans in the WAWFL, is also on the panel, as is South Fre­man­tle re­serves coach Tony Wal­ters and former West Perth colts coach Craig Thomas.

“We wanted to make sure we had the right peo­ple on board, so while it was a long process, on re­flec­tion I’m glad we took our time,” Cowan said.

“We’ve got an in­cred­i­ble panel to­gether and I know the girls will flour­ish from their knowl­edge and their ex­pe­ri­ence.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to get ev­ery­one to­gether and I think we’ll work re­ally well and help the girls take their foot­ball to a new level.”

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