LUKE Power has received an accolade befitting of the impact he’s had at Carlton in 2020.

Behind the Western Bulldogs’ Daniel Giansiracusa and Geelong’s Nigel Lappin, Power placed third in the AFL Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year award.

Arriving at Ikon Park this time last year as its newest Head of Development, Power had an active match-day role for both the AFL and reserves sides in 2020.

Working closely with Daniel O’Keefe in the Club’s development program, four young Blues made their AFL debuts in 2020.

Power was also credited by members of Carlton’s coaching staff and emerging senior group for his impact over the course of the season, with Will Setterfield and others singling out Power for his active role in their development.

Senior Coach David Teague also praised Power in pre-season for what he had brought to the Club in his first few months.

Power arrived at Carlton at the end of 2019 after three seasons as coach of the AFL Academy. He previously spent time in a developmental role at GWS after a career spanning over 300 games - and three premierships - for the Brisbane Lions and later GWS.