From The Age
Reported by Brent Diamond
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St Kilda's VFL affiliate Sandringham has appointed Saints assistant Paul Hudson as its coach for the next two seasons in the last of the coaching reshuffle in the VFL ranks.

Hudson will take over from Saints development coach Simon McPhee, who will concentrate on his role at St Kilda next season after stepping down, despite leading the Zebras to a breakthrough finals berth.

Hudson is familiar with the Zebras after playing a match-day role with the prominent VFL club over the past three seasons. The former AFL forward is expected to take the alignment into its last era with St Kilda planning to field a standalone team from 2017.

Zebras general manager John Mennie said Hudson had already become a valuable asset to Sandringham.


Seems like a good option.Interesting that Peta Searle will also be involved.

Ex Zebra player and 3 Sandy premiership player Rod Crowe now trying his wares at Footscray.
Rod was an excellent halfback for Sandringham in the 204,5,6 flags but only injury forced him to retire but he moved on to play at Balwyn so now has found another leg and will try at the Doggies.
Wish him well except playing against Sandy ,
Good luck Rod.

at 34 years of age i'm not sure what crowee or the doggies are expecting


He was the best hit-up centre half forward I've seen at state league level, a super workhorse who just did what his team needed. I reckon Footscray want someone to help guide their younger blokes, most AFL reserves teams try to get experienced veterans on their VFL lists.

An integral member of the 04-05-06 premiership teams. Not sure at 34 if he'll play that much with the dogs?..Maybe more of a development role

Sandy. The most successful club in the past 30 years