Lionel Proctor will spend a fourth season as senior men’s coach of the Fitzroy Stars, with the club confirming his re-appointment.
Arguably the most decorated person at the Stars, Proctor became the first player in club history to play 200 senior games this year.
In their first season in Heidelberg Golf Club Division 3, he guided the Stars to a five-win campaign and a seventh placed finish.
2024 will make it 17 consecutive years that Proctor has been associated at the club, joining the Stars as captain in their first season in the NFNL in 2008.
A club statement said:
Lionel ‘Jacko’ Proctor will return as Senior Coach in 2024, his fourth season in the role.
Joining the club from the moment we gained entry back in competition football in 2008, Jacko was immediately appointed Captain.
He has worn the jumper more times than any, and last season became the first player to reach the milestone of 200 Senior Matches. He has won five club and two competition Best & Fairest awards in his time time at the club.
Further testament to Jacko’s dedication and leadership was his willingness to step into the role at the most difficult of times coming out of COVID.
A challenging time for our playing group particularly. 2023 saw renewed energy and passion back at the club which continues to build in the current off-season heading into an exciting 2024 season.
We look forward to walking together with this club legend in our 17th season together.