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Adam Kingsley to join Richmond

Adam Kingsley will join Richmond’s coaching ranks next season, following eight seasons with St Kilda.

Kingsley will be an assistant coach at the Tigers from the 2019 season, following the Club’s recent announcement that Ben Rutten will depart at season’s end.

A highly credentialed coach, Kingsley is a graduate of the inaugural Level Four Coaches Program, was named the AFL Coaches Association’s Assistant Coach of the Year in 2015, and is very highly regarded by his peers.

Kingsley will be reunited with Richmond senior coach, Damien Hardwick, the pair are former Port Adelaide teammates and both 2004 premiership players.

Kingsley played 170 games for Port Adelaide, from the Club’s inaugural season in 1997, retiring at the end of 2006, and won the Club’s best and fairest in 1998.

Following his retirement, Kingsley remained at Port Adelaide as an assistant coach until the end of 2010 when he crossed over to the Saints. He coached the forward line, midfield and transition in his eight seasons at the Club.

“We’re really impressed with Adam and feel that he’ll be a great addition to Richmond’s coaching department,” Richmond General Manager – Football, Neil Balme said.

“With 12 years’ coaching experience, Adam sees the game really well, is a strong communicator, and we feel that he’ll connect really well with our coaches and players, and complement our coaching program.

“We look forward to welcoming Adam, his wife Nadine and children Cayla, Ethan and Raf to Richmond at the start of our pre-season.”