HINKLEY QUITS GEELONG FOR GOLD COAST
By Ben Jensen GEELONG assistant coach Ken Hinkley has quit the club in favour of the new Gold Coast franchise. Hinkley, who was a Captain of Geelong and played in two Grand Finals, was widely tipped for the Richmond job, but lost out to Hawthorn assistant Damien Hardwick.
Hinkley released a brief statement. ``In the current system a club gets about two or three young players a year to work with, so it's a coach's dream to be able to work with such a large group and hopefully help them develop into a great AFL team and club,'' he said.
``Gold Coast is an opportunity which doesn't come along very often and to help build a competitive team and a culture of success is something I cant wait to get involved in.''
HINKLEY IN ACTION BACK IN HIS PLAYING DAYS