Busy time for coaches

THE Suns are adding to their coaching list to make ground on other teams, but the Lions are shedding the men that carry clipboards.

The Brisbane club, under financial pressure due to decreasing crowds over the past few years, has cut assistant coach Darren Trevena and will not replace him.

It will have six coaches for its 2013 campaign, led by Michael Voss and senior assistant Mark Harvey who has signed for another 12 months.

The new model will see former Essendon premiership player Gary O'Donnell take on a development role, while Adrian Fletcher (forwards), Shane Woewodin (midfield) and Murray Davis (defence) are the line coaches.

The Suns, on the other hand, have been active on the coach recruiting front, snapping up former Power mentor Matthew Primus as an assistant to Guy McKenna.

Lions football manager Dean Warren said the changes were about sticking to a leaner and more efficient structure.

In positive news, physical performance manager Brett Burton has rejected interest from other clubs to stay at the Lions who will send 18 players to an altitude training camp in Arizona when pre-season training resumes in early November.



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