Carlton Football Club has secured the services of highly regarded coach Cameron Bruce, who will join the Blues as a senior assistant coach. 

Since retiring from AFL in 2012, Bruce has served as an assistant coach under Alastair Clarkson at Hawthorn. The 37-year-old enjoyed a decorated career as a player that spanned 234 games from 2000-2012 at Melbourne and Hawthorn, before embarking on a coaching career.

Bruce was appointed as a development coach with the Hawks in 2013, before being promoted to an assistant coach role later that year. He worked alongside current Blues senior coach Brendon Bolton at Hawthorn from 2013 – 2015 and this year has worked closely with the Hawks’ defensive line. 

Bruce has served as an assistant coach at Hawthorn since 2012. (Photo: AFL Media)

Bruce will join the Blues’ current crop of assistant coaches including John Barker, Dale Amos, Tim Clarke and Shane Watson. Head of Football Andrew McKay said Bruce would be a valuable addition to Carlton’s coaching ranks.

“Cameron has impressive credentials and his playing experience and knowledge of the modern game will be a terrific asset for our young playing group,” McKay said. 

“As we broaden our coaching panel, Cameron will be working closely with Brendon and our line coaches around strategy and analytics.

“As we continue to grow and build our football program, Cameron will be a wonderful addition to our skilled coaching panel. We look forward to welcoming him to the Club for the start of the upcoming pre-season campaign.”

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


224 games for Melbourne

10 games for Hawthorn

211 career goals

2000 AFL Rising Star Nominee

2008 Captain of Melbourne FC

2008 Melbourne FC Best and Fairest winner