Coaching Insights from the AFL Champions

Daniel Giansiracusa is a former professional AFL player who ran out for the Western Bulldogs 265 times over the course of a 16 year playing career.

Daniel is now an Assistant Coach on the Bulldogs coaching staff and was part of a coaching team and playing roster that broke a 62 year drought at the club, claiming a long awaited AFL Premiership in 2016.

PDP Editor Dave Wright speaks with Daniel on his transition from playing to coaching, the importance of empathy, the power of player ownership, the perils of specialisation plus much, much more. Don’t miss this fantastic interview with a young coach at the forefront of one of the best sports teams in Australia.

Daniel Giansiracusa

Dave Wright


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