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Marty Mattner joins Crows

Marty Mattner has joined the Crows from Sturt. Photo: Deb Curtis/SANFL
Not only is he a quality person but he has a proven record of helping young and experienced players alike improve their games
Brett Burton on Marty Mattner

Dual SANFL premiership coach Marty Mattner is joining the Crows coaching ranks.

Mattner has built an impressive resume both as a player and coach with stints at Adelaide, Sydney and State League club Sturt.

He played 222 AFL matches for the Crows and Swans from 2002 to 2013 and was a member of Sydney’s 2012 premiership team.

After hanging up the boots, the defender spent two seasons as a development coach in the Harbour City before taking charge of Sturt in 2016.

The 36-year-old steered the Double Blues to a premiership during his first season in charge and then repeated the performance the following year.

He also coached the South Australian team against Western Australia this year.

Crows Head of Football Brett Burton said the Club was thrilled to secure the services of a highly sought after coach like Mattner.

“As a player and coach, Marty knows what it takes to achieve the ultimate success,” Burton said.

“Not only is he a quality person but he has a proven record of helping young and experienced players alike improve their games.

“His positive influence at Sturt stretched beyond the League side to the Reserves and juniors, and we look forward to him joining our coaching department.” 

Assistant coach Ben Hart has also committed to the Club for 2019 with Adelaide still in the process of finalising its coaching panel.