Our JNPL Technical Director joined Altona Magic in 1981 and was part of the junior development machine that was Altona Magic. Archie made his senior debut in 1986 at the age of 16 and went on to play a further 6 seasons with the Red and Black, before continuing his playing career at Green Gully and Altona East Phoenix. Archie also represented the State Team as a junior and made an Australian U16s train on squad in 1986.
Archie currently holds his ‘B’ Licence and has coached across junior and senior levels at Altona Magic, Altona East, Whittlesea and Westvale amongst others. Archie has also been the Victorian State team head coach 2002-05.
Upon being appointed Archie stated “We have a special group of talented kids in our junior ranks. With the right pathway, coaching and opportunity they could be anything”
Now in his second year as TD, his aim is to develop and provide a pathway for our juniors as he looks to produce players of the highest calibre. We look forward to Archie driving the Junior Development Program as Technical Director and producing many Magicians for our senior team in the years to follow.