BIO

Ken Hinkley was appointed Port Adelaide Senior Coach in October 2012, capping a highly successful career as an assistant coach with a number of AFL clubs.

Hinkley – a dedicated and hard-working defender throughout his 132 VFL-AFL games (11 with Fitzroy and 121 with Geelong) – was destined to serve as a senior coach at AFL level.

His greatest success came at Geelong where he was a part of the coaching group in their 2007 and 2009 AFL Premierships.

He added a further dimension to his coaching, moulding the young playing group at the Gold Coast Suns in their first three years in the competition.

As a player, he was involved in the successful Geelong teams of the late eighties and early nineties - playing in the 1992, 1994 and 1995 grand finals.

Coaching career

2013–current Port Adelaide Football Club senior coach
2010-2012 Gold Coast Football Club assistant coach
2004-2009 Geelong Football Club assistant coach
2001 St Kilda Football Club assistant coach

Achievements:
AFL Coaches Association Coach of the Year (2013)
AFL Premiership assistant coach (2007, 2009)
AFL Coaches Association Coach of the Year (2020)

Playing career

Clubs: Fitzroy (1987-1988) 11 games; Geelong (1989-1995) 121 games

Debut: Rd 3, 1987 v North Melbourne (for Fitzroy)

Brownlow Votes: 43

Achievements:
AFL Grand Final player (1992, 1994, 1995)
Geelong co-captain (1995)
Geelong Best and Fairest (1992)
All-Australian (1991, 1992)