Daniel Jackson Joins AFL Canada

Friday, March 04, 2016

Former AFL player Dan Jackson takes on development role with AFL Canada to
assist our national team’s preparations for International Cup 2017

AFL CANADA – AFL Canada are pleased to welcome former Richmond Tiger Dan Jackson to its ranks as the Elite Performance Manager.

Over the past twelve months Dan has been helping the Northern Lights as they look to defend their International Cup title in Melbourne in 2017. The experience gained over his decade long AFL career has been invaluable in assisting the next level of growth amongst our top female players.

In his Elite Performance Manager role Dan will work with both current and prospective male and female players across Canada. Working alongside the provincially based coaches, Dan will lead specialised training sessions with the players and coaches through-out the year with the aim of helping raise the standard of performance both on and off the field across AFL Canada.

AFL Canada at:
Website: www.AFLCanada.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AFLCanada

About Dan Jackson

Dan was selected with pick 53 of the 2003 AFL draft and played 154 games over eleven years. In 2009 Dan came 2nd in the Richmond Best & Fairest and in 2013 he won Jack Dyer medal for Richmond Best & Fairest. Since retiring from playing he has moved to Ontario and continued his involvement in the sport by assisting with the development of the National women’s team, the Northern Lights.

About AFL Canada

AFL Canada (AFLC) is the Australian Football League (AFL) endorsed national
governing body of Australian football in Canada.

AFL Canada was established in May 1989 when the first two clubs were formed and played in the inaugural Conacher Cup game in Toronto, Ontario. Since its launch into Canada, the game of Australian football has expanded to include:

• 35 men's and women's teams from 20 clubs across six provinces.
• Junior groups of 150 kids between the ages of 5 and 17.
• International women’s team called the Northern Lights.
• International men's team called the Northwind.
• International junior’s team called the Wolfpack

AFLC mandate is to promote development and awareness of Australian football to
Canadians and non-Canadians living in Canada. Work with the AFL and other AFL
affiliated national governing bodies on furthering the interest of the sport. We also
manage and oversee the national teams (Northwind, Northern Lights and Wolfpack).

Questions and media enquiries can be directed to info@aflcanada.com.

 

 

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