AFL Sweden in it’s continuous development of high performance football has recruited a head coach for the men’s national team the Elks.
After the depature of former coach Brett Petersen to warmer shores at the end of 2018, AFL Sweden started recruitment of a new head coach to lead the team into the 2019 Euro cup in Norrtälje.
The association finally landed on Lake Wangary local Leighton Rowsell who currently resides in Malmö on Sweden’s southern tip. Rowsell brings a wealth of experience to the table as both a player and coach
Leighton began his coaching career at a young age and has led teams in a variety of different sports.
AFL Sweden President Ryan Tucker hopes that Rowsell’s long tenure with junior club Marble Range on the Eyre peninsular in South Australia will help with the ongoing rebuild of culture for the mens national team.
Joining Leighton and returning as assistant coach is DAFL Goal Kicking extroadinaire Ben Polmear from Port Malmö Maulers.
AFL Sweden is excited at the opportunity it has given the team to succeed at the upcoming Euro Cup and Euro Champs.