Collingwood has finalised the coaching sub-committee which will conduct the process of appointing its next AFL senior coach.
2010 premiership player Luke Ball will join the sub-committee as its fifth member.
The 37 year-old joins Collingwood Chief Executive Mark Anderson, Collingwood GM of Football Graham Wright, football director Paul Licuria and fellow board member Peter Murphy on the sub-committee.
Ball enjoyed a distinguished 14 year, 223-game playing career across which he won a best and fairest award and an All-Australian jacket with St Kilda and a premiership with Collingwood. He retired at the end of the 2014 season.
Off the field his experience in football has also been wide-ranging and significant. Ball served as president of the AFL Player’s Association for three years, spent two years working inside the AFL football operations department and a further three years with Essendon as Manager of People and Performance.
“Luke is an outstanding football person, someone all in the game respect for his great character and acumen. His perspectives and abilities will be a certain asset as we embark on the process of seeking our next senior AFL coach,” Anderson said.