Tom Lonergan will take on a role as Development and Talent Manager at Carlton in 2023.

Lonergan arrives at IKON Park in a new role within the coaching group, focusing on the key areas of player development and talent analysis.

Working closely with Head of Development Luke Power, the 38-year-old will play a pivotal role in driving the Blues’ skill-development program.

Lonergan will also provide consistent assessment and reporting of player development and progress, through close collaboration with Head of List Management Nick Austin and Recruiting Manager Michael Agresta.

The former Geelong Premiership player joins fellow recent coaching addition Brad Ebert (development coach) in bringing with him 200-plus games of AFL experience.

Since retiring after a 15-year playing career with the Cats, Lonergan has worked closely within the NAB League pathway, initially spending two seasons with the Calder Cannons as Talent Manager before stepping into the role of Talent Operations Lead at the Geelong Falcons, a position he has held since the end of 2020.

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