Claremont Football Club has appointed Simon McPhee as new league coach for 2009 after deciding to cut short Roger Kerr’s two-year coaching contract.
Roger Kerr was appointed Senior Coach in 2008 after the departure of Ashley Prescott to be assistant coach of Essendon.
Claremont Football Club President Ken Venables stated: “There is no one more passionate or more dedicated to coaching than Roger Kerr. He has given the football Club everything he possibly could, but unfortunately the club has not gained the results we had anticipated.
“The Club would like to thank Roger for his commitment and desire to the Claremont Football Club and wish him well in his coaching career wherever that may take him,” Mr Venables said.
Simon McPhee will become Claremont’s 30th League Coach in the club’s 84 year history in the WAFL competition. Simon has a wealth of coaching experience over the last 14 years, coaching Wembley Amateurs, Claremont Reserves, Subiaco Colts, and more recently the Claremont Colts over the last three years.
Matt Angus will take over as Claremont’s Colts Coach, having previously coached the Claremont Colts in 2004 and 2005. Both appointments are caretaker roles, with both positions to be reviewed at the end of the 2009 season.