Magpies turn to Rutley

Published on Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Montmorency Football Netball Club has confirmed the signing of Nick Rutley as senior men’s coach ahead of the 2024 campaign.

Rutley joins the Magpies after a stint at Williamstown as an assistant coach. He had spent the previous two seasons with Heathmont in the EFNL.

Prior, he was a part of Carlton and North Melbourne’s AFLW coaching panel and was head coach of the Blues for two matches in 2018.

He replaces Jonathan Manzoney after he led the club to a second-place finish and a semi-final berth in the 2023 season.

A club statement said:

Montmorency Football & Netball Club is proud to announce the appointment of Nick Rutley as our senior men’s coach.

Nick joins the club with over a decade of football coaching & leadership experience. Nick spent the last year as Head of Development & Forwards Coach with Williamstown in the VFL.

Prior to this he spent 2 seasons as coach of Heathmont Senior Men’s team. Nick has also coached extensively across AFLW programs.

Club president Greg Bowman said Nick ticked all the boxes and brings with him an abundance of knowledge, a modern game style & approach together with a strong focus on player development.

“On behalf of the Montmorency Football & Netball Club I would like to officially welcome Nick as our new men’s senior coach.”

“After an extensive selection process, we are absolutely delighted with this outcome. With our young and still evolving playing group we are certain that Nick’s modern day coaching vision together with his passion for player development will align seamlessly.” Bowman said.

The entire ‘Mont’ community extend the warmest of welcomes to Nick, Brooke, Bailey, Kiah, Tate & Ellie.

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