Rob Malone will stay on as Giants Head Coach as the side looks to go for a 3-peat in the upcoming season
Former St Kilda listed player, Rob Malone, has a lengthy history with the game in New Zealand. His composure, knowledge and experience is an asset to the developing sport and this was never more evident than with his efforts as Assistant Coach through the victorious 2005 International Cup campaign where New Zealand secured their best result in the Cups thirteen year history.
Recently, Rob led the NZ Falcons to the 2017 International Cup Grand Final and was the inaugural coach of the Western Crows, leading them to victory in the very first AFL New Zealand Premiership.
Rob was named as the head coach of the prestigious International Cup ‘World Team’ and took out the AFL New Zealand Coach of the year award in both 2017 and 2018.
Rob also had a tremendous year with the Central Giants, taking them from a shaky start early in the premiership to becoming 2023 premiers, and the first side in premiership history to go back to back.
A playing career that commenced in the West Australian Football League, netting over 125 games and 3 Premierships with the Claremont and West Perth Football clubs, reached its greatest heights when Malone was listed with the St Kilda Football Club for the 1992/93 seasons.