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The Kew FC has chosen Ian Aitken as its senior coach for 2011.  Following his AFL career at both Carlton (premiership player in 1987) and St Kilda, Ian has played and coached at various clubs including a Senior A-Grade premiership at Strathmore (1998) in the EDFL. 

Ian was the founder of Vic Cric in 1993, a program for young children learning skills in cricket and was also the founder of Vic Footy, a similar Australian Rules Football program. 
Ian has maintained local involvement in the Kew Rovers and Kew Comets junior football clubs and is currently the coach of the Yarra Junior Football League team, Kew Colts Kangaroos.

Kew President Brian Cullen says “We are delighted to appoint a coach of Ian’s experience at the highest level and through his local involvement and profile in sport within the Kew community, we hope will contribute to a greater number of junior footballers flowing through to the Senior club.”

“I am very excited about the challenge and opportunity to coach Kew and l look forward to working with our current list and any new players to make  Kew a very strong team in the VAFA.  I am still coaching the U17 Kew Colts on a Sunday and will be working hard to ensure there is a strong and clear pathway for our junior players when the time is ready.  Kew has a long and proud history and we need to work hard to keep the Kew flame burning proudly,” said the newly appointed coach.