Carisbrook’s elite coaching duo has been halved for season 2020 with two-time premiership coach and league medalist, Jackson Bowen stepping down from the role.
The choice to depart from the co- coaching role he has held with the club since 2017 isn’t one Bowen has taken lightly but he said it’s come at a “good time” for both the playing group and himself.
“After coaching now for three years it’s probably a good time for the playing group to hear some fresh ideas and a fresh voice,” he said.
“It’s also a good time for me to step down personally with a baby on the way in February.”
Bowen’s off-field equal for the past two seasons, Luke Treacy is set to continue on as senior coach for 2020 whether that be in a solo or partnered venture.
“Luke Treacy will continue on, whether he has an assistant or joint coach helping him that’s still a bit up in the air,” Bowen said.
“It was fantastic to be able to work alongside Luke as a coach. He’s obviously got a fantastic coaching record not only as a premiership coach, but also with interleague. I learnt a lot from him.”
Bowen said while his coaching stretch has come to an end, it taught him a lot about footy and also about other people’s experience with the sport.
“One of the biggest things that I had to learn as a coach is that everyone isn’t wired the same and everyone is different in the way that they go about their football,” he said.
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