Collingwood is pleased to confirm its coaching structure for the 2024 AFL season. 

Assisting Senior Coach Craig McRae, Hayden Skipworth will be elevated to Senior Assistant and Midfield coach.

Scott Selwood will look over the forward line group, while former Collingwood defender Jordan Roughead will oversee the backline.

Roughead is no stranger to coaching, the 32-year-old spent three years with the Club’s AFLW program as an Assistant Coach, and also played a key role with the Club’s AFL program this year as a development coach and opposition analyst.

Justin Leppitsch will step into a new role as the Director of Strategy and Innovation, while Brendan Bolton will lead as the Director of Coaching, Learning and Leadership across the Football Department and wider Club.

“We’re pleased to have retained our 2023 coaching group after this year’s premiership success,” Collingwood’s General Manager of Football Graham Wright said.

“Their commitment to Collingwood shows a belief in what we’re continuing to build both as a program and a Club, and today’s structural changes provide each coach with greater opportunity to learn and develop.

“Hayden has shown significant growth over the last few seasons with us. His promotion to Senior Assistant is a testament to his dedication and commitment to his coaching craft.

“Both Scott and Jordan have been involved in our program for several years now, and we’re excited for them to take a new step in their coaching journeys.

“Justin will help develop and implement the football program’s strategic vision with Craig McRae, provide direction and leadership to our data and analysis division, mentor all coaches and assist in our list management and recruiting areas.

“Brendan will play a pivotal role in continuing to improve the connection across the football department and the wider business while also utilising his extensive leadership and culture experience to continue to further develop our athletes and staff.”

“Although Justin and Brendan will not coach a line group next season, they’ll actively be involved on a match-day.”

Former Bulldogs Senior Coach Brendan McCartney, who spent time with the AFL program this year, will officially come on board in a part-time capacity development role.

Josh Fraser will continue as the Club’s Head of Development and VFL Senior Coach alongside VFL Assistants and Line Coaches; Neville Jetta, Andy Otten and AFL’s Women’s Coach Acceleration Program participant Chloe McMillan.

Harmit Singh will continue in his role as Head of Academies overseeing the NGA, Peter Daicos Academy, Father-Daughter programs.   

Craig McRae – Senior coach
Hayden Skipworth – Senior assistant (midfield coach)
Scott Selwood – Assistant Coach (forward line) coach
Jordan Roughead – Assistant Coach (backline line)
Justin Leppitsch – Director of Strategy and Innovation
Brendon Bolton – Director of Coaching, Learning, and Leadership

Development/ VFL
Josh Fraser – Head of Development and VFL Senior Coach
Neville Jetta – Development coach
Chloe McMillan – Development coach
Andy Otten – Development coach
Harmit Singh – Head of Academies  
Brendan McCartney – Development (PT)