Alastair Clarkson

Drafted in 1987 from Kaniva, Victoria, Alastair Clarkson played 134 games for North Melbourne FC and Melbourne FC. Following his successful playing career in the AFL, Alastair Clarkson then devoted his time to coaching. First with Weribee in the VFL, then in roles at St Kilda and Port Adelaide Football Club. 

In 2005 he was appointed as Head Coach for the Hawthorn FC, where was presented with many difficult decisions that would then lead his club to triumph. This success is credit to his strong leadership skills and innovative ideas. His passion and love for the game is second to none.

The 2008 Premiership is the pinnacle of his career, Clarkson became the only coach to ever lead his sides to a Premiership in both the AFL/VFL and the SANFL, in the well over 100 years existence of both leagues.

Having coached 386 games, Alastair Clarkson now holds the title as the longest serving coach in the AFL. He is now a four time-premiership coach and is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in modern day AFL. His background in Business, Sport Science and Education has allowed Clarkson to compare his experience in football to everyday 

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