THE Carlton Football Club congratulates AFLW Senior Coach Daniel Harford on joining the AFL’s 200 Club, having reached 200 games played and coached across both the AFL and AFLW competitions.
Entering the game out of the Northern Knights as pick No.8 in the 1994 AFL Draft, Harford played 153 games over nine seasons at Hawthorn.
A move from the Hawks to Carlton came in 2004, where he played nine games in the Navy Blue guernsey.
Following his playing career, Harford played and coached local football in Melbourne, winning premierships in the Eastern Football League and the Victorian Amateur Football Association. After 10 years coaching at local level, he joined Collingwood as an assistant coach of their AFLW team.
Harford returned to IKON Park to become the Senior Coach of the Blues’ AFLW team ahead of the 2019 season.
His appointment had an immediate impact, as the Game Changers rose up the ladder to record back-to-back finals appearances, including a maiden Grand Final berth in his first season in charge.
Carlton Head of Football Brad Lloyd expressed the Club’s delight in Harford’s achievement.
“There are few people who have contributed as much to both the women’s and men’s game than Harf,” Lloyd said.
“To play for a decade at the elite level and then set about building a coaching career from local level to the top level is an achievement that has seen him become a deserving member of the 200 Club.
“He has been exceptional from the moment he returned to our club as coach of our AFLW side. He is a great character and quality coach who has had an impact and influence on all the players, coaches and staff that have been involved in our AFLW program.
“We look forward to seeing him continue his significant contribution to our club and the game as a whole into the future.”