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Two WAFL coaches depart

Moving season has begun in WAFL coaching ranks, with both East Perth and Perth moving on their senior coaches on Monday.

Jeremy Barnard was told his services were no longer required after four seasons and 60 games at the helm, having won just six of 16 matches in 2022 and having failed to coach the team to finals in his time in charge.

"The East Perth Football Club wishes to advice that, after a thorough review and by mutual agreement, Jeremy Barnard's coaching contract will not be renewed." the club said in a statement.

"After much consideration I believe it is time for myself and the club to both seek new opportunities," Barnard said.

Senior assistant Ross McQueen will take over as caretaker coach for the final two matches of the season against South and East Fremantle.

Meanwhile Perth have also severed ties with their head coach Garry Moss, informing the former Hawthorn and East Perth player that his contract would not be renewed for 2023.

"The Perth Football Club met with Senior Coach Garry Moss this morning, where he was informed that the Club would not extend his contract beyond 2022. The Club's decision is that it will go to the open market and undertake a thorough process in appointing the best available coach. " the club said in a statement on the club's website.

"Garry was strongly encouraged to be a part of the process, but after due consideration, he has advised the club that he will not take part in the process and has stood down effective immediately as Senior Coach of the Perth Football Club. "

Steven Armstrong will hold the role of senior coach for the remaining two games, a third generation coach of the club following on from grandfather Ken and father Gary, having also filled in as coach in the absence of Moss in round two this season.

IMAGES: The West Australian.


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