Darren Harris and Robert Harvey at Carlton training earlier this year

Carlton appoints Harris as new Bullants coach
Thursday, November 04, 2010 - 1:20 PM

CARLTON development manager Darren Harris will coach the club's VFL affiliate the Northern Bullants next year.

Harris joined Carlton at the end of 2008 after a three-year stint as an assistant coach to John Worsfold at West Coast and will retain his position as development and academy manager.

He replaces David Teague who departed for the Eagles to take up an assistant coaching role after guiding the Bullants to successive grand finals without success.

"We are delighted that Darren has taken up the opportunity to coach the Northern Bullants," Carlton football manager Steven Icke told the club's official website.

"Darren has worked extensively with the Northern Bullants over the past couple of seasons and we believe his extension into this role will benefit both Carlton and the Northern Bullants."

Prior to his stint at West Coast, Harris coached WAFL side West Perth for four years which included the 2003 premiership.

The Blues also announced the appointment of former Fremantle player Luke Webster as a development coach at the club. Webster played 33 games for Freo in a career cut short by his fourth knee reconstruction in 2007.

"We are also delighted that Luke joins us at Carlton," Icke said.

"He is an impressive young man and will work closely with both Darren Harris and our senior coaching staff at Carlton."

The moves cap a busy off-season for Brett Ratten's coaching panel which saw Matthew Lappin, Robert Harvey and Brett Montgomery depart to be replaced by Alan Richardson, Gavin Brown and John Barker.

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