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Teague returns to Carlton

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CARLTON Football Club is pleased to announce that it has secured the services of highly regarded coach David Teague, who will join the Blues as an assistant coach.

The 36-year-old has been in charge of Adelaide’s forward line for the past three seasons. Previously, he held positions with St Kilda (2014) and West Coast (2011-13) as a backline coach and was the Northern Bullants’ coach from 2008-10 in the VFL.

The 2004 John Nicholls Medallist retired from AFL at the end of the 2007 season, having played 50 games for Carlton as well as 33 for North Melbourne. 

Head of Football Andrew McKay said the addition of Teague would complement the strong group of Blues assistant and development coaches, which includes John Barker, Cameron Bruce, Dale Amos, Tim Clarke, Shane Watson, Josh Fraser and Saverio Rocca.

“David is an outstanding individual with a strong understanding of the modern game. He has done a great job with Adelaide’s forward line over the past three seasons and we look forward to him imparting his knowledge on our group of young players,” McKay said.

“We’re rapt that he has chosen to come back to the Blues.”

David Teague won Carlton's highest individual honour - the John Nicholls Medal - in 2004. (Photo: AFL Media)

Teague said he was looking forward to returning to Ikon Park after a seven-year absence.

“It’s great to be back at Carlton. I’ve been impressed by the way in which they’ve gone about their development over the last couple of seasons, so I can’t wait to be involved,” Teague said.

“The Blues have a young, exciting list, and I’m thrilled to be working with a group of highly-credentialed, driven coaches in such a dynamic environment.”

Teague will commence his role with the Blues for the start of the upcoming pre-season campaign.