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Congratulations to former VAFA Board Member and St Bedes/Mentone Tigers, three time premiership coach Luke Beveridge on his appointment to the Western Bulldogs senior coaching position. 
Beveridge was today announced as the new Bulldogs coach for the next three seasons at the Whitten Oval. 
Beveridge, 44, commenced his playing career with Melbourne in 1989 and he went on to play 118 games at the elite level at the Demons, then the Bulldogs before finishing his AFL career at St Kilda. 
“It’s with a sense of nostalgia actually that I come back to the football club after being a player from ’93 to ’95. I come back here with a significant degree of excitement,” Beveridge said in an address to club members.
“I am really excited by the prospect of working with the current group of players. There is a lot of experience, some exciting young talent and a great group of coaches who work at the football club.”
Beveridge played and coached at St Bedes/Mentone Tigers, where he famously coached the Tigers to three consecutive premierships; the 2006 C Section, the 2007 B Section and the 2008 A Section flag. 
Beveridge joined the VAFA Board in 2011, serving two years before he had to step down due to increased work with Hawthorn where he was an assistant coach during their back to back premierships in 2012-13.