THE CARLTON Football Club has appointed Glenn Strachan as the new Senior Coach for Carlton’s VFLW team. 

A familiar face at the Blues, Strachan joined the Carlton earlier this year as the senior assistant coach of the AFLW side under the tutelage of AFL Senior Coach Mathew Buck.  

In his role at the Blues, Strachan also coaches the side's defensive line.  

Strachan has previously been involved in the VFL program at Carlton, where he was a member of the side from 2015-2020, including two seasons as vice-captain.  

Following on from his VFL career, Strachan moved into education, working as the Head of Sport at Doncaster Secondary College as well as working in learning support at Aquinas College.  

In conjunction with his new appointment as VFLW Senior Coach, Strachan will remain in his role as senior assistant coach for Carlton’s AFLW program, ensuring a clear alignment in the Club’s pathways program. 

Head of AFLW Ash Naulty said Strachan was a great appointment for the Club.  

“The Club is thrilled to have Glenn involved in both of the W programs. He has a true commitment to improving our systems and processes,” Naulty said.  

“Already involved in the program, Glenn has a strong understanding of the alignment and focus on the direction we want to take this program.  

“His high work ethic and understanding of how to respectfully provide constructive and actionable feedback to players is a big asset. Glenn can do so in a manner that genuinely contributes to their growth and development.  

“Both throughout the week and on gameday, Glenn is a great coach. Glenn oversees the AFLW side's defensive line and is often commended for his football IQ and ability to clearly explain certain techniques or improvements to players, which they can then feel comfortable implementing in their game.  

“It is an exciting opportunity for Glenn and we cannot wait to see him wholeheartedly embrace this role.”