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Matthew Nicks

Last played for Sydney Swans in 2005
Games: 175     Born: May 13, 1975     Origin: West Adelaide
Playing Height: 187cm     Playing Weight: 88kg     Position: Forward
Drafted: Pick #21 1994 National Draft by Sydney Swans
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Matthew Nicks Biography

Wednesday, 25 October 2023
Matthew Nicks and head of football Adam Kelly return from a week spent inside New Zealand Rugby in Wellington.

With the All Blacks currently based in France and preparing to face South Africa in the World Cup final this weekend, the Crows pair joined Super Rugby coaches and general managers for a four-day trip during the Continental Tyres AFL Trade Period.

Thursday, 5 May 2022
Scott Burns will serve as coach of the Crows in their clash against Carlton at Marvel Stadium, replacing head coach Matthew Nicks who will sit out the match due to the AFL's health and safety protocols.
Thursday, 31 March 2022
Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks responds to club director Mark Ricciuto being scathing of the club for their poor skills.

"They can't kick, they can't handball, they can't kick at goal, they're giving away free kicks - they really can't do anything worse," Ricciuto said on Triple M radio.

Nicks, however, says he is unfazed by Ricciuto's blast and said he agreed with the criticism.

"We're on the same page as to where we are at as a footy club. The performance at the moment is not at the level. It's not only our execution by hand and foot, it's playing our roles," Nicks said.

Monday, 6 December 2021
Matthew Nicks signs a new contract with the Crows to remain head coach of the club until the end of 2024.

Nicks has managed just 10 wins after two years at the helm of a rebuilding Crows side.

"There is no doubt it has been a tough initiation starting his senior coaching career at the same time as a pandemic but we have seen growth over the past two years," Adelaide's chief executive Tim Silvers said.

"His leadership style is exactly what we need when you consider the evolution of our playing group and he is forging a culture underpinned by people having a selfless approach."

Tuesday, 1 September 2020
After breaking through for his first win as an AFL coach with the Crows against Hawthorn, Matthew Nicks admits that doubts crept in during the team's 13-game losing streak.

"It's human to question yourself, but I've stuck strong and we've stuck strong as a football department, in what we believe in," Nicks said.

"When those doubts creep in here and there, we've all stuck strong and looked at it medium-to-longer term."

Tuesday, 12 November 2019
New Crows senior coach Matthew Nicks will not have a senior assistant coach in 2020.

"Senior assistant role, there isn't going to be one," Crows director Mark Ricciuto told Triple M on Tuesday.

"Matty Nicks just wants to have less voices and give the line coaches more of an opportunity to play a bit more of a dominant role this year. So, they're going with less voices."

Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Adelaide appoints Greater Western Sydney assistant Matthew Nicks as its new senior coach.

"Timing is everything and I feel very well prepared, having progressed from being a development coach to a senior assistant at two different clubs in vastly different markets," Nicks said.

"We will be a team that not only embraces the contest but seeks it out. A team-first mentality also sits at the core of all successful clubs and from this day forward it will always be a clear focus and priority."

Monday, 27 August 2018
Matthew Nicks leaves his role as an assistant coach at Port Adelaide to join GWS as the club's senior assistant coach.

"I'm really looking forward to joining the Giants who have an exciting group of players and coaches," Nicks said.

"The club has a number of terrific people involved across the organisation and I see the Giants as being in a good position to be able to continue to push for success in the coming years."

Monday, 6 August 2018
Port Adelaide re-signs assistant coaches Michael Voss and Chad Cornes, while senior assistant coach Matthew Nicks and development coach Aaron Greaves will leave the club at the end of the 2018 season.
Monday, 1 June 2015
Power assistant coach Matthew Nicks says he will not be in the running for the vacant Carlton senior coaching position.

"I'm not expecting a call at all I haven't heard anything I haven't made any contact with them either, at this point it's not on my radar," Nicks said.

"It's not something I feel I'm in a position to go for I've got a lot more work to do with the Power.

"At this point, no, it won't be something I'll be looking at."

Monday, 2 March 2015
Port Adelaide will hand the senior coaching reins to assistant Matthew Nicks for its first two NAB Challenge matches.

Senior coach Ken Hinkley will take a back seat in a move the Power hopes will help develop the team as well as Nicks, who is highly rated in coaching circles and seen as a future contender for senior jobs.

"Nicksy's work as defensive coach has been of a very high quality and we think it's good for him, the coaching group and the players if he gets a chance to put the game plan together," Hinkley said.

"I think anything we can do to develop our coaches is going to help the team."

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