Posted: 17 October, 2016 by Footy Newsroom

Adcock Returns To Lions

Former club captain now a Lions assistant coach

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Jed Adcock will return to the Brisbane Lions as a member of the club’s new-look coaching panel.

Adcock, a former Lions captain, played 206 games for the club before joining the Western Bulldogs this season for what turned out to be the final year of his playing career.

The 30-year-old played seven matches for the Dogs for a career total of 213 and was a part of Footscray's VFL premiership team.

Adcock will now serve as a lieutenant for new Brisbane coach Chris Fagan.

“I’m really, really excited to be back,” said Adcock. 

“I think the year away has done a lot of good for me – I probably learnt a lot about myself and a lot about footy and probably where the game is at now and what it takes to really get there and play in a premiership side.

“Even though I didn’t play in the game (2016 AFL Grand Final) it was still great to be part of the club. 

“Hopefully I can pass on some of that knowledge and the learnings from that to support the club.” 

Fagan was pleased to welcome Adcock back to the club. 

“As a former club captain, he knows what it takes to mentor a group of young guys,” Fagan said.

“After a year away at the Western Bulldogs, and with a VFL premiership under his belt, Jed will only bolster our coaching group.”  

Adcock, who is completing a coaching course in America, will begin his role in November.

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Tags: AFL, Brisbane Lions, Lions

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