2020 Shute Shield Season Review: Gordon
After finishing last in 2018, Gordon completed their fairytale return to Shute Shield prominence with a hard fought grand final win over Eastwood in late October.
While coach Darren Coleman and some big name recruits added plenty of class to the Stags in 2020, Coleman believes the efforts of the existing players, supporters and staff made the difference at Chatswood this season.
Overview with Darren Coleman:
"It was an incredible season and an incredible reward for all the people that worked so hard together over a number of years to get things back on track at Gordon," Coleman said.
"I always believed that we could do it, I wanted to win it last year actually which most people thought was a little silly, but going from last to first is something that really drove the group. We spoke about going "L to F," last to first, all the time.
"It was great to see a lot of people working hard together. We had a lot of buy in from Matt (Glascott) the president to the coaching staff and the playing group. The existing players were all super hungry for success and the new guys we bought it were similar and fitted into the group and the club's culture really well.
"It's always the million dollar question. Are you a tight group because you're winning or are you winning because you're a tight group? I'm not sure really but I know we were both this year.
"The momentum at the club shifted quite a few years ago and that was led by the president and the board.