Matt Cawley will remain as head coach of the Southern Saints in 2024, and will be joined by current New Zealand Falcons Captain, Andy Howison as his assistant.
Howison’s international experience saw him star in all five games at the 2017 International Cup and was rewarded with being named the Captain of the World side announced at the Cup Gala Dinner held at the Crown Palladium. This was his second inclusion into the World Team after his first selection in 2014.
During his five years based in Melbourne he was awarded Best on Ground for Oakleigh Districts in their Premiership win in 2015. Their first win in 30 years. He then moved to the Dromana Club in the Mornington League where once again he achieved a premiership with his new club in both 2018 and 2019.
He has also featured regularly in the annual announcement of the AFL New Zealand Heritage team and also received three consecutive Senior player of the year awards with his captaincy and leadership making him a well-respected member of the AFL community.
Andy’s vast experience as a player will be invaluable for the Saints and their young squad, and his expectations as a coach will undoubtedly turn the saints into a powerhouse in the Premiership.