Redan premiership player Jake Bridges mentoring Bombers

DUAL Redan premiership player Jake Bridges has accepted an assistant coaching role at Buninyong.

Bridges, who also reached 50 games with the North Ballarat Roosters in a successful playing career, has joined the club as a mentor to new senior coach Jarrod Morgan.

He will aid player development and leadership in the non-playing role.

Morgan said he was looking forward to the partnership in his first year at the helm after taking over from long-time coach Joe Gilbert.

"(Bridges will be) focusing on a couple of areas with the group leadership and development of kids and also act as a bit of a mentoring role for me," Morgan said.

Buninyong began its path towards a third-straight Central Highlands Football League grand final on Saturday, defeating Newlyn by 39 points.

The Bombers now prepare for a clash with Clunes before the Easter break.