Saints goodbye McGlynn

By on August 4, 2022 0

Assistant coach Ben McGlynn has informed the Saints that he will not be staying at the club for the 2023 season.

Following a 171-game AFL career at Hawthorn and Sydney, McGlynn entered the coaching career straight after retiring in 2016.

Since joining St Kilda ahead of the 2017 season, McGlynn has worked in many areas of the football department, coaching roster club VFL Sandringham, leading the player development program and as an assistant forwards coach. and midfield during his tenure.

“I loved my time at the Saints and will be forever grateful for the opportunity to pursue my passion for football at the highest level,” McGlynn said.

“But the time has come to return to Mildura with my family for the next chapter of our lives.

My wife Hannah and I have always had the goal of raising our children, Sonny and Luna, in our hometown and now is the perfect time to do so.

-Ben McGlynn

“I am passionate about building the game and promoting talent at Mildura, so I hope to bring some of my AFL experience to the region through the Footy Star Academy Mildura.

“I have been very proud to represent Sunraysia throughout my career and am delighted to support the next generation of young local football stars.”

CEO Simon Lethlean said McGlynn would be a much-missed member of the Saints.

“Ben has been a huge asset to our club for six years, always giving a lot of his time and expertise, along with the dedication and commitment to get the most out of yourself as a footballer,” said said Lethlean.

“We are sure he will continue to bring his focus and enthusiasm for development and community to his new role, as well as his sense of humor and camaraderie which the club will miss.

“Ben, Hannah, Sonny and Luna will always have a second home at RSEA Park.”