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Saints coaches recognised at AFLCA awards

  • Saints coaches recognised at AFLCA awards

St Kilda assistant coaches Adam Kingsley, Danny Sexton and Paul Hudson have been recognised among the best assistant coaches for the 2015 AFL season.

Kingsley and Sexton finished first and second respectively in the 2015 Assistant Coach of the Year Award at the AFLCA awards ceremony on Tuesday night.

The award, as stated by the AFLCA itself, recognises the outstanding contribution, innovation and initiative assistant coaches carry out in their duties.

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Development coach and  Paul Hudson was awarded the Latrobe Education and Career award, recognising commitment towards a coaches' own personal development.

"We have a great coaching and playing environment at the Saints", Kingsley stated upon accepting his award.

"I'd like to thank Richo (Alan Richardson). I've learnt so much off you."

Kinglsey has been an assistant offensive coach at St Kilda since 2011, and is well known as being a part of Port Adelaide's maiden premiership side in 2004.

Sexton joined St Kilda as a development coach in 2006, working his way through various positions until being appointed Director of Coaching and strategy in 2014.

Hudson is also the senior coach of St Kilda's VFL affiliate side Sandringham, recently losing a hard fought preliminary final against Box Hill.

St Kilda's 1966 premiership coach, Allan Jeans, was inducted as a Coaching Legend.

TOP FIVE ASSISTANT COACHES OF THE YEAR

1. Adam Kingsley (St Kilda)

2. Danny Sexton (St Kilda)

3. Simon Goodwin (Melbourne)

4. Stuart Dew (Sydney)

5. Gavin Brown (North Melbourne

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