Southern Saints secure their head coach for 2022

Matt Cawley has been named as the head coach of the Southern Saints for the 2022 AFL New Zealand Premiership. 

It will be Matt’s first season in charge of the club after it was announced that the Saints will be based out of Canterbury.

Matt has been the Western Crows coach for the past two seasons and led the Crows to a Grand Final in 2020.

Originally from Australia, Matt has an extensive background in coaching and is the current head coach of the University Cougars in the Canterbury AFL league.

Having been involved in the game in both a playing and coaching capacity for over 35 years, Matt brings a wealth of experience and game knowledge to the Premiership.

“My aim is to add value to each and every one of the players in my team, as well as provide them with an enjoyable and rewarding experience from our time together. Success should not always be judged by tangible results evident, but intangible reactions and actions shown by the persons you have interacted with.”