Senior Coach Simon Goodwin will remain at the helm of the Demons for an additional two years, having put pen to paper on a new deal with the club.

Currently in his sixth season as Senior Coach, Goodwin, who led the Demons to a drought-breaking AFL premiership in 2021, agreed to terms this week.

Melbourne CEO Gary Pert said the club was thrilled to secure Goodwin’s services until the end of 2024.

“We are in a really exciting window for our football club and Simon is absolutely the man we want leading our team,” Pert said.

“Simon is a passionate leader and educator, who lives and breathes the club’s values.

“He has had a remarkable impact on the club since arriving in 2014. He has developed strong and meaningful relationships with players, coaches, and staff, and has instilled a fantastic culture within our football program. A culture which was pivotal in us achieving the ultimate success in 2021.

“We are excited to see what Simon and his team can achieve in the years to come.”

Melbourne President Kate Roffey echoed Pert’s sentiments regarding Goodwin.

“Today’s announcement is an exciting one for all Melbourne people,” said Roffey. 

“Simon embodies the Demon Spirit and we are lucky to have such a passionate and driven individual leading our football department. 

“One of the best things about Simon is that his leadership and expertise is not confined only to the football program. He is a leader within our club more broadly and we are excited to see what we can achieve together over the coming years.”

The 46-year-old first joined Melbourne in 2014 as an assistant coach and took charge as senior coach in 2017.

He capped off a remarkable 2021 by being named the AFL Coaches Association Coach of the Year, in what was his fifth year at the helm. 

Season 2022 has seen the Demons continue their form from 2021, with the club currently undefeated and on top of the ladder after seven rounds.