Posted: 7 October, 2016 by Footy Newsroom

Scott Thompson To Take Up New Role

"On to the next stage"

Tags: AFL, Adelaide Crows

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Adelaide veteran Scott Thompson will move on to the next stage of his career by starting a coaching apprenticeship.

Thompson will begin a role as a player-coach at the Crows next season as his AFL career winds to a close, making way for younger players.

It is the first step in what looms as a coaching career for the 32-year-old, as reported in The Advertiser.

Thompson's manager Michael Doughty confirmed the news.

"It will be a little different for 'Thommo' - in some capacity he will be playing and the role will have coaching to it as well," he said.

"He won't be guaranteed his spot in the 22 - and 'Thommo' is aware other players have to be given opportunities. But Scott will be there to drive (playing and training) standards.

"And he also will move on to the next stage - coaching."

Tags: AFL, Adelaide Crows

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