Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 10:14 AM

The Claremont Football Club is pleased to announce that Matt Angus has been appointed as the Colts Coach for the 2020 Season.

He will take over the role from outgoing coach Ross McQueen who has stepped away from the position to pursue opportunities within the WA State Academy as an Assistant Coach with both the 16s and 18s Squads and Coach Coordinator to Futures Coaches across the WAFL Futures Competition.

McQueen leaves behind an impressive coaching legacy at the Claremont Football Club which saw 3 x WAFL Colts Premierships from 5 Grand Final appearances in his 6 years at the helm as the Colts Head Coach.

McQueen also coached the Claremont Reserves to 3 x WAFL Reserves Premierships in 2010-11-12 and was recently awarded Life Membership at the Club in recognition of his outstanding contributions towards the club on and off the field between 2007-2019.

Angus returns to Claremont where he previously coached in a variety of Development Squad and Colts Coaching roles between 2000-2009. This includes a stint as Colts Head Coach where he led the club to a WAFL Colts Premiership in 2009.

Angus then relocated to Queensland where he took up senior coaching roles with Broadbeach FC and Southport FC in the NEAFL before returning to WA and continuing his coaching pathway in Youth Football with the Marist JFC and Newman College.

“Matt’s coaching resume along with his previous experience in this role make him the ideal person to take over from someone like Ross McQueen who’s had such a positive impact at Claremont during his time in the role” said Talent Manager Warren Parker.

“He brings with him a wealth of football knowledge, has a great track record of coaching young men to be their best and also knows the Claremont Recruiting Zones really well. I’ve really enjoyed seeing the way that he operates and I’m really confident that our Talent Programs as a whole will benefit greatly from his approach”.

“He is very passionate about developing talented players, but also has a passion for developing aspiring coaches within our programs and the wider community. Kids at all levels need access to quality coaching and I can see Matt’s approach having a real impact on the youth coaches at our club as well as a number of coaches out in the community”.

“We’ll certainly miss Rosco and we wish him all the best, but I’m really confident that we have a ripper in Matt and I’m looking forward to seeing him in action as the season plays out”.

After a 3-week Christmas Break, the Colts returned to training on 13th January as they prepare for Round 1 of the WAFL Colts season set for Saturday 21st March 2020.