17/02/2021 - 15:00

Worsfold takes on new corporate role

17/02/2021 - 15:00

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Former footballer and coach John Worsfold has secured a new managerial role with local mining services company Emeco Holdings.

Worsfold takes on new corporate role
John Worsfold coached West Coast Eagles between 2001 and 2013. Photo: Perth YP (Flickr)

Former footballer and coach John Worsfold has secured a new managerial role with local mining services company Emeco Holdings.

Mr Worsfold, who revealed the change on social media, was appointed as manager of people and culture at Osborne Park-based Emeco at the start of the month.

The former West Coast Eagles coach and qualified pharmacist has previous corporate experience, including as a non-executive director of both Impression Healthcare and homelessness not-for-profit On My Feet. He was also a member of the board of trustees for the Special Air Service Resources Fund, which assists current and former SAS members.

Mr Worsfold’s football career began in 1986 when he debuted for WAFL side South Fremantle and was named in West Coast’s inaugural 32-man squad.

He played his first AFL game during the 1987 season against Carlton before he won West Coast's best and fairest in 1988 and was named captain of the club in 1991.

Following his playing career, Mr Worsfold worked as a commentator with Channel 7 before joining Carlton as assistant coach in 1999, having served in that role for a little over two years before moving back to Perth to re-join West Coast.

He coached the side for 12 seasons during which West Coast won its third premiership in 2006 against Sydney.

After a brief break, Mr Worsfold re-joined the league as coach of Essendon Football Club until the end of the 2020 season.

Now, at 52, he has commenced his new role at Emeco Holdings.

Managing director Ian Testrow said Emeco was excited to have Mr Worsfold join the business.

"We are confident he will be instrumental in driving our strong culture within the workforce and John will play a pivotal role in development of our front line people and managers," Mr Testrow said.

He said the group's fast-growing workforce had reached more than 1,000 people.

Shares in the contractor closed up 1.7 per cent to trade at $1.18.

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