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Matthew Lokan, SANFL coach

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Former Collingwood defender Matthew Lokan had three seasons with the Magpies where he managed 46 AFL games. 

Recruited from Port Adelaide in the SANFL, he was taken with pick 70 in the 2002 draft and won a Rising Star nomination in 2003 as he played every game, including Collingwood’s losing grand final to Brisbane. 

Best known for his dash off half back and long left-foot kicks into the forward line, he was used as a forward at times and he booted 20 AFL goals including 14 in 18 games in 2004. 

After being delisted at the end of the 2005 season, Lokan returned to Alberton Oval to play for Port Adelaide in the SANFL. 

He finished with 112 SANFL games for the Magpies and then spent two seasons as the playing coach of the Belconnen Magpies in the North East Australian Football League, before returning to South Australia to coach the Glenelg Football Club between 2015 and 2017. 

A return to Alberton came at the end of 2017 when he was appointed the senior coach of the Port Adelaide Magpies on a three-year contract.

At a glance

Coaching career

2018-current Port Adelaide Magpies senior coach
2015-2017 
Glenelg (SANFL) senior coach

Playing career

Club: Collingwood (2003-2005) 46 games, 20 goals

Debut: Rd 1, 2003 vs Richmond

Achievements
AFL Rising Star nominee (2003)
Harry Collier Trophy (2003)
AFL Grand Final player (2003)