John Worsfold

John Worsfold is a married father of 3 children. He graduated from Curtin University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. 

He has had an AFL career spanning over 34 years. It began as an 18-year-old when he joined the inaugural West Coast Eagles squad as a player where he played 209 games over 12 seasons. He was the Club Champion in 1988, VFL Team of the Year twice in 1988 and 1990, and twice Best Clubman. John was Captain for 8 years including two Premierships. 

He then moved into coaching as an assistant at the Carlton Football Club for two seasons before returning west as the Senior Coach of the West Coast Eagles for 12 years. In this time the Eagles played in two Grand Finals, winning the premiership in 2006. John was awarded the AFLCA Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2011.

Taking a break from coaching in 2014, John was the Chairman of the AFL Coaches Association for two seasons whilst also sitting on the AFL Laws of the Game committee and the AFL Research Committee.

John joined the Adelaide Football Club midway through 2015 to assist after the tragic death of his friend and their Senior Coach, Phil Walsh. In 2016, John then accepted the Senior Coach role at the Essendon Football Club in the midst of a crisis regarding supplements and the World Anti-Doping Association. He coached Essendon for 5 years qualifying for the finals twice.

John was an Ambassador for United Way, WA, for over 10 years, sat on the Board of Trustees for the SAS Resources Trust and has been a Director of registered charity On My Feet for the past 7 years.

He recently started in the position of Manager- People and Culture at Emeco Group.

Get in touch.

 +61 1300 870 195 / +61 3 9020 2684


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