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Coaching Advisor

Phone: +61 * **** ****  HQ Phone
Email: m***@***.au
Gold Coast Football Club
Nerang - Broadbeach Road
Carrara, Queensland 4211
Australia

Company Description: Gold Coast Football Club is committed to delivering the best in entertainment on the Gold Coast. As with any event we are always looking for people to work behind...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Director of Coaching
    Gold Coast Suns
  • Player Coach
    Woodville Football Club
  • Coach
    North Melbourne

Board Memberships and Affiliations

131 Total References
Web References
Coaching Staff - goldcoastfc.com.au
www.goldcoastfc.com.au, 20 Oct 2013 [cached]
Malcolm Blight
Coaching Advisor
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Malcolm Blight has enjoyed tremendous success as both an AFL player and coach. Having played, coached and won a Brownlow Medal with the North Melbourne Football Club in the 70s, coached Geelong in three AFL Grand Finals and coached the Adelaide Crows to back-to-back Premierships in 1997-98, Blight is considered one of the AFL’s all-time Legends to have been involved in the AFL/VFL. Originally joining the GC SUNS in 2009 as a board member, Blight stepped down as Director of Football to take up a part-time advisory role to GC SUNS coach Guy McKenna.
Gold Coast SUNS | AFL - Board Members
goldcoastfc.com.au, 30 Oct 2012 [cached]
Malcolm Blight
Malcolm Blight played 179 games for North Melbourne including multi-tasking as player-coach in 1981. At North Melbourne he played in two premierships in 1975 and 1977, won a Brownlow Medal in 1978 and a Coleman Medal in 1982.
In 1989 he moved into full time coaching at the Geelong Football Club and took them to three Grand Finals. After a brief stint at the Seven Network as a commentator in 1995-1996 he returned to coaching with the Adelaide Football Club and coached them in back to back premierships in 1997 and 1998. He plays a key figure in the club's history with their Best and Fairest award being named after him.
Hunt enters folklore with one straight kick in cold blood - The Australian/Fox Sports
www.karmichaelhunt.com, 16 July 2012 [cached]
In an article in The Australian on the success of Hunt's transition this year, AFL legend Malcolm Blight and strength and conditioning expert Dean Benton both credited his exposure to the elite level of rugby league as the reason he showed poise and good judgment when in possession.
Benton, a former VFL footballer who worked with the Wallabies and is now the athletic performance director with the Brumbies, said Hunt was exposed to physical stress every time he stepped out with the Broncos, Queensland or Australia.
"A lot of people forget what is required of a fullback," he said.
"You get one crack at it and you can't stuff it up and then a second later you have these super big gorillas -- these 120 to 125kg guys -- bearing down on you. That really takes balls."
Blight, who is now director of coaching with the Gold Coast Suns, also stressed the benefits of his NRL career.
"If you see some early footage of him, he was courageous but he also had a wonderful turn of foot and a beautiful evasive move, like the great players in rugby league do," he said.
Gold Coast Suns board member ...
www.sen.com.au, 13 May 2011 [cached]
Gold Coast Suns board member Malcolm Blight SEN SportSENtral > Audio
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Gold Coast Suns board member Malcolm Blight
AFL great Malcolm Blight has ...
gc17.com.au, 21 July 2009 [cached]
AFL great Malcolm Blight has joined the Gold Coast ...
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Blight Joins Gold Coast Football Club
AFL great Malcolm Blight has joined the Gold Coast Football Club Board.
One of the AFL's all-time champion players and successful coaches Blight has agreed to join the GCFC Board and help guide the newest AFL club as it prepares for entry to the competition in 2011.
Blight played, coached and won a Brownlow Medal with North Melbourne in the 70s, coached Geelong in three AFL Grand Finals and coached the Adelaide Crows to back to back Premierships in 1997-98.
GCFC Chairman John Witheriff welcomed Blight to the Board and said it was a coup for the Club to be able to recruit a Board member of Blight's calibre to assist in the creation of the new football club.
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"Malcolm Blight is no stranger to this game. He is one of football's all-time champion players not to mention innovative coaches. We are on a journey to become the most exciting sporting club in Australia and Malcolm Blight has always been exciting during his playing, coaching and commentating career," he said.
"To have Malcolm on the Gold Coast Football Club Board providing his decades of insight and knowledge into what makes a Club successful from a football perspective is a tremendous advantage for us as we build for 2011."
Blight said he was looking forward to again being on the inside of an AFL football club and in particular the new role on the Club's Board.
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Blight spent today with the GCFC coaches and playing group and will attend his first Gold Coast Football Club Board meeting tonight.
*The Gold Coast Football Club Board is acting in an advisory capacity until finalisation of all AFL licence paperwork is completed. The Advisory Board will transition to a full Board once this process has been completed.
Background - Malcolm Blight
Malcolm Blight began his football career at the Woodville Football Club in Adelaide moving to Melbourne in 1974 where he played 179 games for North Melbourne including multi-tasking as player-coach in 1981.
At North Melbourne he played in two premierships in 1975 and 1977, won a Brownlow Medal (AFL Best & Fairest Player) in 1978, a Coleman Medal (AFL Leading Goal Kicker) in 1982 and club Best and Fairest in 1978.
In 1983, Blight headed home to South Australia, where he finished his playing career at Woodville Football Club as player coach until 1985.
He captained Victoria and South Australia, topped North's goal kicking four times, and holds the record for the most number of goals by a North player in a season.
In 1989 he moved into full time coaching at the Geelong Football Club and took them to three Grand Finals.
After a brief stint at the Seven Network as a commentator in 1995-1996 he returned to coaching with the Adelaide Football Club and coached them in back to back premierships in 1997 and 1998. He plays a key figure in the club's history with their Best and Fairest award being named after him.
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