John Worsfold

AFL premiership-winning captain and coach.


John Worsfold is one of Western Australia’s best known and most outstanding football personalities.

Current work
John is an entertaining speaker who focuses on team work, team building, achieving and maintaining goals. John will tailor his presentation to suit your specific requirements.

Previous experience
After winning the West Coast Eagles best and fairest award in 1988, he was appointed captain in 1991 until his retirement in 1998, playing 209 games for the team including two premierships in 1992 and 1994.

In 2002 John became the coach of the West Coast Eagles. He led the club to eight finals series and a premiership in 2006, making him only the fourth person in the history of the AFL and VFL to both captain and later coach the same club to a premiership, a truly extraordinary feat. In Round 9 of the 2012 season he surpassed Mick Malthouse’s record for most games coached at West Coast.

In 2004, John was named an inaugural inductee into the West Australian Football Hall of Fame and at the end of the 2011 season awarded the inaugural Allan Jeans Coach of the Year award.

In October 2015 John was appointed Senior Coach of the Essendon Football Club.