New leadership at the Magpies

Glenorchy Football Club stalwart Brieanna Barwick will take command as the senior women side’s playing coach in 2024.

As part of a wider program approach, Ms Barwick will work alongside club legend Jamie Kaye who will assume the role of women’s coaching lead.

“Stepping into this role is scary and challenging but having such a great support group around me really helps,” Ms Barwick said.

“I’m excited to embrace building a culture of fun, hard work and inclusiveness and I couldn’t think of a more talented, resilient group of female footballers to do it with.

“I thank the club for the opportunity and acknowledge our members and supporters for continuing to build our club.”

The women’s coaching ranks will also welcome Ben Beams and Leigh Wagner, joining Amanda and Anita Silva.

2024 will also see the return of a Tasmanian State League (TSL) Development side in Glenorchy, to be coached by Jordan West.

Men’s senior coach Josh Arnold welcomed the new coaches to their roles, providing his lived experience and encouraging them to work through the challenges as the entire club works its way up from a recent slump.

The Glenorchy Southern Football League women’s side will begin their campaign against North Hobart on 6 April and will welcome Lauderdale to KGV for its first home game on 13 April.

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