COLLINGULLIE-Glenfield Park have re-signed premiership coach Brett Lenon for next season.
The Demons made the announcement at their premiership banquet on Friday night where they also announced the key re-signing of two-time Jim Quinn Medal winner Chris Gordon.
A number of clubs chased Gordon for his services but the electric midfielder has chosen to stay at the Demons as a player, after co-coaching the Demons to a flag with Lenon this year.
Collingullie also announced the re-signings of key forward James Morris and Ron Hutchins Medal winner Chris Jackson.
The Demons did look at other coaching options late in the season but Lenon’s ability to steer the club to back-to-back premierships impressed all.
It sealed himself a second season in charge and Lenon could not be happier.
“It’s just a great club,” Lenon said.
“It’s a club full of competitors and people that get around each other.
“I love the place and it’s good to get a crack again.”
Lenon said everything was shaping up well for the club as they prepare for a tilt at a three-peat.
“The way everything panned out (this year), we had to do it the hard way and that’s another big reason why I wanted to stay on,” Lenon said.
“We’re keeping 90 per cent of our players, we’ve got a couple retiring but most of the side will be going around again so it’s exciting.”
In further good news for Collingullie, Chris Gow will come on board as assistant coach.
Gow, highly respected both inside and outside the club, retired after the 2014 premiership.
He helped the team this year but will take on more responsibility and work closely with Lenon next season.
Demons official Scott Gunning said the club was pleased to keep Lenon in charge after delivering a premiership in his first year.
The only losses for the club at this stage are Brad Aiken, Matt Kennedy and Jack Turnbull.
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