Rance joins Essendon in coaching role

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Alex Rance has joined Essendon successful a part-time improvement relation wherever helium volition enactment with the club's key-position and first-to-fourth year-year players.

The determination to articulation Essendon comes conscionable months aft Rance pulled connected the shot boots for the archetypal clip since his daze status successful 2019 arsenic helium turned retired for the Bombers' VFL side.

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Rance volition reunite with Essendon manager Ben Rutten and adjunct Blake Caracella, who were some astatine Richmond during Rance's clip arsenic a player.

"I'm truly excited to articulation the Bombers arsenic a improvement manager for adjacent season," Rance said successful a nine statement.

Rance made an quality for Essendon's VFL broadside this twelvemonth and had a profound interaction connected the team's young players (Getty)

"I couldn't deliberation of a amended spot to commencement my travel arsenic a manager successful the AFL. Having acquainted faces successful 'Truck' [Ben Rutten] and 'Cara' [Blake Caracella] astir to enactment with was truly appealing to me.

"I truly enjoyed my acquisition with the VFL Bombers up successful Queensland earlier this year, and I loved helping those young players turn and learn, which volition beryllium a large portion of my relation here.

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"I can't hold to get started and assistance the nine towards success."

Rance's antiaircraft experience, which saw him gain 5 All-Australian jackets during his playing career, volition beryllium invaluable for the linkes of Zach Reid to larn off, and Dons shot brag Josh Mahoney lauded the acquisition.

Rance earned a estimation arsenic 1 of the AFL's premier defenders during his 200-game vocation with Richmond (Getty)

"We're thrilled to adhd Alex to our coaching radical for the 2022 season," Mahoney said.

"We person a young, processing group. Alex volition bring enactment and a high-performance mindset to the full squad, arsenic good arsenic focusing connected processing the fundamentals of our key-position players.

"We look guardant to Alex's publication to the nine successful helping make our players who are looking for continual improvement."

Rance's acquisition comes aft Essendon was besides capable to clasp Mahoney himself, who turned down an AFL job, and cardinal adjunct Daniel Giansiracusa, who was courted by Carlton for its elder coaching job.

Essendon has besides added highly-regarded adjunct Dale Tapping successful caller weeks.

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