The Werribee Football Club wishes to advise that John Lamont has notified the board he will not be continuing as senior coach past the 2018 season.
After five years in the job, Lamont has decided to pursue the next phase of his professional life.
Following last night’s monthly board meeting, President Martin Carter issued the following statement:
“The board accepts and understands John’s decision. John has been an outstanding coach, leader, and promoter of our club.
“The last two years will go down as the most trying and difficult in the club’s history, and John has successfully piloted our football department, on and off the field, through a number of enormous challenges.
“The foundation he has laid for the future is a legacy he can be proud of. His standing in our club will never be questioned.”
Lamont has a rich history with Werribee as a member of its only senior premiership team in 1993 and as the man at the helm at the end of 2017, when the club decided to end its alignment with North Melbourne and stand alone.
“After five years as senior coach – and three prior to that as part of the North Melbourne side of the alignment – I think it is time to look at what the next stage of my professional life might look like. I think the club is in good shape to build for the future,” Lamont said.
“I really want the team to finish well in the last two games, and now this decision has been made, we can focus solely on that task. It has been a really interesting and enjoyable journey, and I take away many fond memories and some great friendships.”
Two home games and a bye remain in the 2018 season. The Werribee Football Club will begin the process of searching for a new senior coach immediately.