Coaching Staff VFL Head Coach: Leigh Tudor - Will depart from the club - 31/8

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Can't believe it took this long to appoint a full time VFL coach. Surely other clubs have had this in place for a while?
Nope. I know Geelong, Brisbane and Carlton don't for a start. Affiliated sides are a bit different, usually they are full time in totality but spend time with both clubs rather than FT at one club.
 

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Nope. I know Geelong, Brisbane and Carlton don't for a start. Affiliated sides are a bit different, usually they are full time in totality but spend time with both clubs rather than FT at one club.
Well good to hear we might be one step ahead for a change. Leigh Tudor will be great in the role too.
 

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Happy with Tudor leading the VFL side. He's been around a while and that will help with development .
 
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Nope. I know Geelong, Brisbane and Carlton don't for a start. Affiliated sides are a bit different, usually they are full time in totality but spend time with both clubs rather than FT at one club.

Has this always been the case, or could it have been covid soft-cap cuts?
Agree with MarkJohnson#1 , seems crazy for VFL squads not to have their own dedicated coach.
 
Has this always been the case, or could it have been covid soft-cap cuts?
Agree with MarkJohnson#1 , seems crazy for VFL squads not to have their own dedicated coach.
It was due to the VFL not playing during Covid and the soft cap.
Now that it has passed it is back to normal transmission. Tudor was going to be the full time VFL coach until Covid hit.
We had always had a full time VFL coach before.
 
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And he's gone

VFL Senior Coach Leigh Tudor will depart Essendon following the conclusion of the 2023 AFL and VFL seasons.

Tudor joined Essendon in 2019 after a seven-year stint as an assistant coach at North Melbourne and was the club’s first full-time VFL Senior Coach in 2023.

Essendon’s VFL team finished 17th on the ladder with five wins.

General Manager of Daniel McPherson thanked Leigh for his contribution to Essendon.

“'Lurka' (Leigh) has brought great coaching experience to Essendon at a time when the club has had an increased focus on development. With more than 15 years coaching experience across four clubs, Leigh’s insight and experience has been valuable to our VFL program,” McPherson said.

“We thank Lurka for his coaching of our young developing players and our next generation of coaches and wish him all the best for the future.”

The football coaching structure under AFL senior coach Brad Scott will be finalised shortly.

 

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