Carlton has parted methods with AFLW coach Daniel Harford after 5 seasons in control of the membership’s ladies’s group.
The Blues on Tuesday evening confirmed Harford and the membership had cut up following the completion of an unbiased evaluate into Carlton’s AFLW program.
A key suggestion of the evaluate and “undisputed want” going ahead, in accordance with Blues president Luke Sayers, was for the AFLW senior coach to be full-time — and the Blues stated Harford was “unable to service the position in a full-time capability”, therefore the choice to half methods.
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The evaluate additionally discovered there was “at instances confusion with the sport plan and lack of alignment and consistency with its implementation”.
Nonetheless Carlton’s gamers have been placed on discover too, with the evaluate discovering there was a have to “enhance skilled requirements and elite behaviours, to construct and keep an efficient, high-performance tradition” among the many enjoying group.
Harford led the Blues to a grand ultimate look in 2019 and a semi-final win in 2020. However after three consecutive seasons of lacking finals, together with a 2-6-2 report in Season 7, the Blues instigated an unbiased evaluate of the membership’s AFLW program.
Sayers stated the evaluate’s major intent was to “establish limitations to on-field success, guarantee we’re set as much as not solely enhance the general efficiency of the group however set up ourselves for the long-term because the competitors evolves”.
“Having met with our board of administrators and receiving a full briefing of the report, it was evident by means of the findings that to ensure that us as a membership to attain our goal of this evaluate, modifications throughout the AFLW soccer program have been required, together with the senior coach place,” Sayers stated.
“The evaluate has discovered that there are some key limitations to success, regarding techniques, tradition, teaching buildings and inadequate management to help and drive professionalism and elite behaviours.
“One of many key findings of the evaluate associated to the undisputed want for the senior coach place to be full-time. Based mostly on this requirement, in addition to numerous key findings in relation to the efficiency of this system, discussions held with Daniel Harford recognized that the choice can be made to half methods.
“On behalf of the Board and full soccer membership, I’d prefer to take this chance to thank Daniel for his dedication over the previous 5 seasons and for the contribution he has made to our soccer membership, together with an inaugural Grand Last look in 2019.”
Harford is a busy man within the footy media, most notably his radio position as host of RSN’s breakfast program. He’s additionally supplied professional feedback for 3AW on AFL video games, in addition to appeared on Fox Footy for some AFLW matches, in recent times.
Harford performed 153 video games for Hawthorn throughout 9 seasons earlier than a nine-game 12 months for Carlton in 2004.
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