Robins get their man
Wednesday, 27th January, 2016
By Darrin Manuel
The West Football Club has pulled off a pre-season coup by landing Western Australian Peter Larkins as head coach.
Larkins, a 350-game veteran from leagues across NSW, Victoria and WA, previously coached Boddington in WA’s Upper Great Southern league.
He visited the city last week and conducted a training with West’s players, but said at the time he was unsure whether he could commit to the role.
Fortunately for the Robins he has since contacted the club and accepted the position as head coach.
The 44-year-old will replace the club’s director of football, David Sedunary, who had previously agreed to coach the club after its initial search for a coach had failed.
West president Grant Smith said although the club was yet to talk about contract length with Larkins, it was very pleasing to have him commit to the Robins.
“We haven’t settled a contract at this stage. All that’s happened is he’s let us know that he’s coming over, and we’re rapt,” he said.
“I spent some time with him when he was over the first time and he’s a great guy.
“He’s well-credentialed, he has a lot of experience across country Victoria and NSW and WA - he’s what we’re looking for.”