An exciting role that will be at the forefront of the program, Baker is keen to make an impact on the program and get started developing athletes.
“If students are wanting to combine university with the coaches, facilities and honing their football, it’s a one of a kind course,” Baker said.
“Two days a week will be spent in the Football Development Program with the other three days doing the diploma through La Trobe.”
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With the university period falling mostly between March and September, Baker noted that is when the majority of his time will be spent in the Football Development Program and VFL development.
“Then as we head more into the season i’ll probably work more with the VFL and the Carlton College of Sport.
”Prior to coaching at Hawthorn Football Club, Baker has had many coaching and education roles that make him the perfect candidate for the Carlton College of Sport.
“I spent six years coaching the Western Jets and that was tied in with a role at the Maribyrnong sports academy as well,” he said.
“I saw firsthand that benefit of being able to combine education and football.”
“This role really ticks a lot of the boxes for me with my experience so that made it a really desirable role,” he said.
“I’ve only spent a week at the Club but that feeling that I got has been affirmed by the people I’ve met already and the way the role will be structured.”
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