Docker to coach Collegians

Former Docker Byron Schammer will coach Collegians this year.
Former Docker Byron Schammer will coach Collegians this year.

The 28-year-old played for Claremont Football Club after his 2011 retirement from AFL but called time on his WAFL career after suffering a shoulder injury last season.

Schammer said he hoped to get on the field for the Collegians during the 2014 season but it would depend on a niggling hip injury that may need surgery.

The first-time coach said he jumped at the opportunity to coach at amateur level because it was just a step down from the WAFL.

‘As a first time coach I’ll be keen to see what the senior players want to get out of this season,’ he said. ‘If anyone wants to get involved with the club come down, because it’s going to be a fun year.’

Schammer, a country South Australian recruit, joined the Dockers in 2002 and is a stockbroker at Bell Potter Securities in the city.

For more about the club, visit www. collegiansafc.com.au.