Boston appoint new A grade coach

COACH: Brad Keast has signed on to coach Boston's A grade side.
COACH: Brad Keast has signed on to coach Boston's A grade side.

Boston has welcomed a new A grade coach for the next two seasons as the club builds towards playing finals football once again.

Former Port Lincoln footballer Brad Keast has returned after 13 years and signed on to be a playing coach at the Tigers for the next two years.

Previously Keast had spent nine years in Adelaide, which included playing with Port Adelaide in the SANFL and with Fitzroy in the Adelaide Footy League, and had spent the past few years with Border Districts in the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Football League.

Keast said it was excited to come onboard as coach and he was looking forward to being involved with the many talented, up and coming players at Boston.

In 2020 Boston finished with its third winless season in four years and despite the tasks ahead, Keast said he was confident he could turn Boston into a team to challenge others in Port Lincoln.

"It feels like it's going to be challenging but I'm really excited about it," he said.

"Being a competitive and earning respect from the other teams is where my focus will be."

Keast said coaching was something he had always been passionate about and it was great to be stepping up at Boston, where he had family history.

His father Mal Keast played more than 100 games for the Tigers and his uncle Steve Whillas was a previous playing coach.

Club president Jason Fauser said the club was extremely happy to have secured Keast for the next two seasons as he brought invaluable outside knowledge of football and club structures.

"He's a perfect fit to align with our committee's vision to build a disciplined and competitive senior group," he said.

"His enthusiasm for the role will not only help player development of all current players but will inspire other players to see Boston Football Club as a destination club for success."