NZ Manager announced as Crows Head of Football

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Howard Gilbert is the new Head of Football at the Western Crows.

The current New Zealand Falcons Team Manager will take on the role, as the Crows Premiership sides prepares for the 2022 season.

Howard Gilbert has been involved in multiple roles with the University Blues Football Club and in the Auckland local league for over 20 years and has been the team manager of the Southern Saints since 2017.

The 2020 AFL New Zealand ‘Volunteer of the year’ has been the manager of the New Zealand Falcons since 2017 and has volunteered his time to help out with the AFL Cup Secondary Schools Competition.

Howard has recently turned his attention to the Women’s game, where he will also work alongside AFL New Zealand and the Auckland AFL to add impetus to its growth. A strong working relationship with Coach Chris Mundell will help to make an impact off the field and compliment the assembly of a strong off field leadership group including Shane Leat, Will Dickinson and former Southern Saint Michael Boyce.