Posted: 27 October, 2016 by Footy Newsroom

Former St Kilda Player Joins Richmond Coaching Staff

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Former St Kilda and Brisbane player Xavier Clarke has joined Richmond as a development coach.

Clarke has been the senior coach of the NT Thunder and won the NEAFL Coach of the Year award in 2014.

The former Saints utility played 105 AFL games between 2002-09.

Newly-appointed general manager of football at Richmond, Neil Balme, says it was a great get for the club.

“Xavier has a broad and diverse experience, in both coaching and football programming, and we’re really excited with what he’ll bring to our football club,” Balme said.

“His experience with the AFL’s Indigenous pathway programs, and the responsibility of coaching his own team with NT Thunder has provided him opportunities to develop and lead emerging footballers, and we’re looking forward to him bringing those skills and experience to Richmond. 

“In addition to that, his knowledge and expertise in Indigenous engagement will support the extensive programming that our Club and the Korin Gamadji Institute already deliver, including the Richmond Academy - our Next Generation Academy Program.”

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