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GV BRaIN - Mick Malthouse
Thursday 23 August 2012
Eastbank Centre, 70 Welsford Street Shepparton
Tickets on sale Thursday, 24 May at 10am. $75 (all inclusive)
Michael 'Mick' Malthouse is an AFL coaching legend, the former coach of three Australian Football League (AFL) clubs including Footscray, West Coast Eagles and Collingwood.
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Mick Malthouse has hundreds of stories and experiences to captivate and motivate any audience.
He began his football career at Wendouree West, then North Ballarat and in 1972 was taken by St Kilda, playing 3 finals in his debut season. He played 53 games for the Saints before being told by then-coach Allan Jeans that he would struggle to get a game in the senior side due to an abundance of similar-sized players. He left for Richmond half way through the 1976 season and never looked back.
The 1980 Richmond Premiership win over Collingwood was one of six finals Mick Malthouse played for the Tigers in 1221 senior games (including the 1980 Premiership). After retiring in 1983 due to injury, Mick became Footscray's senior coach from 1984 to 1989 (135 games) where he became known for his tough stance on many players.
From 1990 until 1999, Mick was senior coach for the West Coast Eagles, and the most successful coach in their history. His coaching records including the most grand final appearances (1991, 1992, 1994), most premierships (1992 and 1994 against Geelong), most games coached (243) and won (146) as well as the highest win ratio. The 1992 Grand Final win was the first AFL premiership won by a team from outside Victoria, and was the West Coast Eagles first ever senior premiership.
Mick was recruited to the Magpies in 2000 by Collingwood President Eddie McGuire, going on to coach Collingwood to the finals in six out of his ten seasons, including grand final appearances in 2002, 2003, 2010 (twice) and 2011. In 2010, after the first drawn AFL/VFL grand final since 1977, Collingwood claimed premiership success with a resounding 56-point win over St Kilda in the replay. This was the club's biggest ever win in a grand final and the first since 1990.
Mick stepped down as senior coach of Collingwood in late 2011, handing over to Nathan Buckley.
His many awards include: 1992, 1994 and 2010 Jock McHale Medal, 2008 and 2010 Australian Coach - International Rule Series, AFL Life Member, Weat Coast Eagles Life Member, 2010 AFL Coaches Association Coach of the Year, and West Coast Eagles Club Hall of Fame.