Simpson agrees to extension

Thursday November 26, 2015

The West Coast Eagles have agreed to terms for an extension of the contract for senior coach Adam Simpson that will tie him to the club until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Simpson, who this year took West Coast into its sixth grand final appearance before ultimately falling to Hawthorn, has had a profound impact in his first two years at the helm.

He was already locked in for the 2016 season as he looks to build towards a new era of sustained success. In making the announcement chairman Alan Cransberg said it was satisfying to be in a position to extend Simpson’s contract and reaching agreement offered security for all parties.

“Adam has made a terrific start to his coaching career at the West Coast Eagles and we were keen to have him commit for a further three years,” Cransberg said.

“We have seen strong improvement in the team’s performance over the last two seasons, reaching the grand final this year, but the club is working towards a goal of sustained success.

“Adam and the playing group have made strong strides towards that target in the last two years, but we are certainly not satisfied simply by playing in a grand final. We want to become a competition benchmark and we believe we are on track.”

Simpson has a winning record of 62 percent from his 47 matches at the helm and is committed to further developing his young squad.

“It is very pleasing to receive a contract extension to continue to build on the vision for the squad and the club,” Simpson said.

“We fully understand the challenges ahead as we strive for sustained success and we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and do the work required.

“We have an exciting young group that is still building and this week we brought four more young players into the squad via the draft this week.

“The players will all resume next week and we are looking forward to starting the next phase of our development. We know we have to improve because this competition does not stand still.”

News Source: West Coast Eagles