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Pickering and Mitchell to share coaching duties in 2016


Former Fitzroy AFL player, Nick Mitchell, has been appointed to share the senior coaching role with current Senior Coach Michael Pickering for 2016.

Nick was Senior Assistant Coach alongside Michael this year and the pair have formed a strong team, now looking to ensure the Fitzroy team is playing Premier B finals in 2016.

Nick brings excellent playing and coaching experience to the role. He was on the Fitzroy Lions senior list for four years in the mid 90s, playing nine senior games. He was also a premiership captain and best and fairest winner with St Bernard’s. A premiership player at West Brunswick, Nick has played over 300 senior games. Nick’s coaching experience includes three years as Senior Coach at Old Geelong FC (2009-2011) and Assistant Coach with St Bernard’s.

“I’m extremely excited to be appointed as Fitzroy Co-Coach but to be honest things won’t be a lot different. Michael has been so welcoming since I came to the club last year and we’ve worked as a team from the start, so really it’s just a small shift,” Nick said.

Tim Bell has been re-appointed as the U19s coach for 2016 and John Marshall reappointed as coach of the Fitzroy–ACU Women’s team playing in the Victorian Women’s Football League.

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