Howard Gilbert is the new Head of Football for the Western Crows.
The current New Zealand Falcons team manager will take on the role as the Crows Premiership teams prepare for the 2022 season.
Howard Gilbert has been involved in multiple roles with the University Blues Football Club and the Auckland local league for over 20 years and has been the team manager of the Southern Saints since 2017.
The 2020 AFL New Zealand ‘Volunteer of the Year’ has been the manager of the New Zealand Falcons since 2017 and has volunteered his time to assist with the AFL Cup Secondary Schools Competition.
Howard has recently turned his attention to the women’s game, where he will also partner with AFL New Zealand and the Auckland AFL to help boost growth. A strong working relationship with coach Chris Mundell will help impress off the field and complement the build of a strong leadership group off the field, including Shane Leat, Will Dickinson and former Southern Saint Michael Boyce.