Club Statement

Sturt Football Club advise after an extensive ongoing review Senior Coach Nathan Grima will not be offered an extension to his contract for Season 2021.

Grima, was appointed in 2019 taking the Club to fourth position on the SANFL ladder in his first year.

Sturt President Jason Kilic said it had been a difficult decision not to extend Grima’s two-year contract.

“This year (2020), for obvious reasons, has been tough on everyone. “Our results have been disappointing finishing sixth on the ladder.

“However, 16 players made their league debut in 2020 and we believe along with quality recruiting this will set up the Club to play finals football next season.

“We wish Nathan and his family all the very best and thank him for his service to Sturt Football Club.”

“At the end of the day I signed a 2-year contract”, said Grima. “It has been a difficult season and we did not get the results we wanted.

“I believe I have grown in my role as Senior Coach and look forward to the next opportunity in football. “I leave having made some great relationships especially with the players and wish Sturt nothing but the best.”