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Graham Hockless joins coaching staff

Graham Hockless joins coaching staff

By George Kouroumalis

South Melbourne FC is excited to announce that Graham Hockless has joined the club for the 2014 season, with the club appointing him as Assistant Coach.

Graham will replace last year’s assistant Rob Graskoski who has taken a position at Selangor FC along side Mehmet Durakovic.

Initially from Hull in England, many South fans will know Hockless for his stellar Victorian Premier League career over the past decade. In spells for Richmond, Heidelberg, Green Gully and Port Melbourne he was regarded as the premier midfielder in the competition and captured the 2008 Gold Medal award for the best player in the Victorian Premier League.

He also played a leading role in Green Gully capturing back-to-back Victorian Premier League Championships in 2010 and 2011, while he also won the Jimmy Rooney Medal in the 2010 final for the man of the match.

Known as a leader on the park, Hockless will link up with Chris Taylor and provide South with a different dimension to their coaching ranks, with the freshly retired 31 year old’s knowledge of the local game being one of his strong points.

We wish Graham all the best for the 2014 season and hope that he can combine with head coach Chris Taylor to give the club a successful season on the park.

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