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David Noble named as Brisbane Lions’ new General Manager of Football

David Noble of Adelaide Crows addresses the media during the 2014 NAB AFL Exchange Period, at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on October 06, 2014. (Photo: Justine Walker/AFL Media)
The Brisbane Lions have confirmed David Noble as the club's new General Manager of Football. (Photo: Justine Walker/AFL Media)
David has an outstanding track record and is widely respected across the industry
Greg Swann

The Brisbane Lions have confirmed David Noble as the club's new General Manager of Football.

Noble joins the Club with an impeccable track record having spent the past decade at the Adelaide Crows as assistant coach, list manager, and most recently Head of Football since 2014.

Prior to joining the Crows, the 49-year-old coached SANFL side Glenelg and spent five years as an assistant at the Western Bulldogs.

A two-game player with Fitzroy in the early 1990s, Noble played a significant role in the appointments of senior coaches Don Pyke and the late Phil Walsh at the Crows.

Noble will start with the Lions on Monday and his first point of business will be taking his place in the five-person panel selecting the Club's new Senior Coach.

Brisbane Lions CEO Greg Swann said Noble was an outstanding candidate and a perfect fit for the Club.

"David has an outstanding track record and is widely respected across the industry," said Swann.

"The Club is going in a new direction and we need the best people to lead that change - David really fits the bill across every criteria.

"He is an elite operator and the professionalism, knowledge and experience he will bring to our Football Department will be key to our Club's revival."

DAVID NOBLE

  • 2 games at Fitzroy (1991).
  • Victorian manager of business services at AMP Society (1992-1995).
  • Head coach at the NSW/ACT Rams (1995-1997)
  • Assistant coach at the Western Bulldogs (1998-2002).
  • Senior coach at Glenelg (2003-2004).
  • Assistant coach at Adelaide (2005-2010).
  • GM of list development and strategy at Adelaide (2011-2013).
  • Head of Football at Adelaide (2014-2016).