Matthew Primus during his Gold Coast tenure. Photo: Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media.



Southport Sharks have been quick to bolster its premiership coaching ranks by snapping up former Gold Coast assistant Matthew Primus.

The former Port Adelaide coach has been an assistant at the SUNS since 2013, and now joins a coaching panel alongside former Gold Coast coaches Stephen Daniel and Matthew Lappin.

Southport Sharks General Manager of Football Operations, Jarrod Field is delighted with the acquisition.

“Matthew has a great relationship with current coaches Steve Daniel and Matthew Lappin,” he said.

“We believe his experience will be a huge asset for the club next season.”

Primus had a distinguished playing career, with 157 AFL games for Fitzroy and Port Adelaide. He was captain of Port Adelaide from 2001–2005 and was a two-time All Australian.

Gold Coast announced in July it would not be renewing Primus’ contract.



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