Richmond 150-game player Nick Daffy has joined the North Ballarat Roosters’ coaching panel.
Daffy will work with their midfield in the VFL next season.
Selkirk Roosters’ head coach Marc Greig said Daffy’s vast football experience would be highly beneficial.
“It’s great for the club.”
The Geelong-based Daffy has coached St Albans in the Geelong Football League for the past three years.
Greig said the Roosters had first been in touch with Daffy last year, but had to wait until his commitments with St Albans were completed before getting him on board.
Daffy was on the coaching staff at Carlton's VFL affiliate, the Northern Blues, in 2014 after being coaching director at Bellarine league club Torquay.
Greig said Daffy had also maintained close ties with Richmond, being a regular visitor to the Tigers.
Daffy, 43, played 165 AFL games for Richmond between 1991 and 2001, and made one appearance for the Sydney Swans in 2002.
Originally from Mt Gambier, his career with the Tigers included the 1998 best and fairest. He also played state-of-origin for South Australia.
THREE Roosters are on the move.
Coleman Schache and Liam Youl are moving back to their hometowns, while the Geelong-based Andrew Boseley has decided to pursue his football elsewhere after completing studies at Federation University.
Schache is returning to Hopetoun, where he will work on the family farm and play with the Southern Mallee Giants.
A member of the Roosters’ leadership group, he made his VFL debut in 2012 after winning the North Ballarat Rebels under-18 best and fairest in 2011.
He was also a Vic Country under-18 representative.
Youl is returning to South Warrnambool in the Hampden league on a full-time basis.
He debuted with the Roosters last year and played six VFL games this year after battling a hamstring injury.
Youl will also be a loss for BFL club Ballarat Swans, where he had also played while with the Roosters since 2014.
Boseley leaves after three seasons at Eureka Stadium, where the former Geelong Falcon arrived via the Hawthorn rookie list.
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