Alastair Clarkson : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Salary and Career

Alastair Clarkson is an Australian rules football coach and former player know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Salary and Career

Alastair Clarkson : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Salary and Career
Alastair Clarkson
  Bio
Name Alastair Clarkson
Birthdate ( Age) 27 April 1968
Place of Birth Australian 
Marital Status  Married
Wife/Partner Caryn Clarkson (m. 1992)
Children Stephanie Clarkson, Matthew Clarkson, Georgia Clarkson
Parents Tom Clarkson, Jeanette Clarkson
Siblings Andrew Clarkson, Ruth Clarkson
Profession Australian rules football coach and former player
Net Worth $4 Million
Salary $1.2 million
Last Update July 2021

Alastair Clarkson is an Australian rules football coach and former player. He is the head coach of the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL) since 2005, and has the longest continuous service of any current AFL coach. Clarkson is one of the few men to have coached four premiership teams and is widely considered among the most innovative and successful coaches in AFL history.

Alastair Clarkson with Family

As part of a succession plan, Clarkson will serve as head coach of Hawthorn until the end of the 2021 AFL season, before being succeeded as head coach by Sam Mitchell from 2022.

Early Life and Family

Clarkson grew up in the small rural town of Kaniva, Victoria. He moved to Ballarat at the age of 14 to board at Ballarat Clarendon College,where he played in the school cricket and football teams. When not playing for his school, Clarkson would play for the Kaniva & Districts Football Club in the Tatiara Football League.

Alastair Clarkson Wife

Alastair Clarkson is a Married man. He Married with Caryn Clarkson in 1992.The couple have three children together.Clarkson said wife Caryn married him at a “particularly vulnerable” time following Andrew's death in 1984, aged 24. Clarkson wasn't “in a great space” in his teens and early 20s as they embarked on their journey together.

Alastair Clarkson Net Worth

Alastair Clarkson is an Australian rules football coach and former player who has an estimated Net Worth of $4 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

Clarkson was recruited by the North Melbourne Football Club, where he made his Victorian Football League debut in round 15 of the 1987 season against the Melbourne Demons, kicking the winning goal after the siren.Clarkson was 19 and at the end of his first season with North Melbourne when the Kangaroos met Carlton in October 1987 in the controversial Battle of Britain, an exhibition match at The Oval in London. Several players from both teams were suspended after a spiteful game, Clarkson's four-match penalty for coward punching Ian Aitken from behind being the longest. Aitken's jaw was broken from the attack.

He played mainly as a half-forward and stood at 171 cm, before moving into the midfield. In 1995, he was made captain of the reserves side, with chances of senior selection unlikely due to the presence of midfielders such as Wayne Schwass, Anthony Stevens and Anthony Rock. He played 93 games with the Kangaroos for 61 goals in his nine seasons until 1995.During his playing days with North Melbourne, Clarkson was employed by Wesley College, Melbourne, as a physical education teacher.

With limited opportunity at the Kangaroos, Clarkson was traded to the Melbourne Football Club where he debuted in 1996. He was a solid player and averaged 23.5 disposals in 22 games that year. He played 19 games in 1997, taking his tally with the Demons to 41 games, before retiring at the end of the season.

Career as A Coatch

Clarkson served as a runner with the Melbourne Football Club in 1998 and was an assistant coach under Tim Watson at St Kilda in 1999, before taking over as head coach at Werribee in the VFL in 2000. He moved to Central District in South Australia, where he was premiership coach in his debut year 2001. In 2002, Clarkson guided Central District to the SANFL minor premiership and guided them to their second successive SANFL Grand Final. However, they ended up losing to Sturt. In 2003 he became the midfield coach at Port Adelaide and was part of their coaching team in the premiership season of 2004.

After the 2008 premiership, opposition teams worked hard at picking the "Clarkson cluster" apart. Dogged by injuries to key players, the Hawks slipped down the ladder to finish ninth in 2009. After a poor start to 2010, when the club lost six out of its first seven games, including an embarrassing 43-point loss to Essendon in Round 6 after which the entire club came under scrutiny, the team finally abandoned the cluster for a more precision-kicking style.

Aided by recruiting established players to cover weaknesses, the club climbed its way back up the ladder. Shaun Burgoyne and Josh Gibson arrived in 2010, David Hale in 2011, Jack Gunston in 2012 and Brian Lake in 2013, which helped Clarkson to again lead the Hawks to a premiership win, this time over the Fremantle in the 2013 AFL Grand Final.

In 2013, Clarkson became only the third man behind John Kennedy, Sr. and Allan Jeans to coach Hawthorn for 200 games. He is the only man to coach the club in 200 consecutive games. In Round 8, 2014, he became the equal second longest-serving coach of Hawthorn, with Allan Jeans, when he coached his 221st AFL match against the Sydney Swans.

Clarkson has been coach of the Australian team in the International Rules Series in 2014 and 2015. The IRS is a hybrid game played between an Australian team of AFL players and one made up of Irish Gaelic footballers at the end of each of their seasons. It is played alternately in Ireland and Australia. The 2014 game was the first time in the competition's 30-year history that just one game decided the series winner.

In 2015, Clarkson coached Hawthorn to their third straight flag, in the process becoming Hawthorn's most successful coach, and tying Leigh Matthews as the only coaches to win three straight premierships in the 21st century.On 6 July 2021, the Hawthorn Football Club announced that it will implement a succession plan which will see Clarkson coach out his current contract, before being succeeded as head coach by Sam Mitchell from 2023.

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