RETIRED AFL star Jordan Lewis knew from the moment he hung up his boots that he still wanted to be involved with the Melbourne Football Club.
The four-time Hawthorn premiership star, who finished his decorated AFL career with the Demons at the end of the 2019 season, accepted a part-time coaching role for 2020.
The role will see the 33-year-old work with the playing group on their kicking skills as well as helping with the development of the Demons' younger players.
Lewis, who will commence the role in the coming weeks when the club begins its pre-season training, told Melbourne Media about his excitement in taking up the role.
"When I decided to retire I still wanted to have a connection with the Melbourne Football Club," he said.
"We were able to work out a role that would work for both the club and myself, in terms of not conflicting with my media commitments, but also ensuring I will be available at the club to help develop an area that we think is important.
"I will be heavily involved in the kicking program. People think kicking is solely technical but there are so many other elements, so hopefully we can teach the players to make better decisions, or easier decisions, so that the technical side becomes easier."
Melbourne General Manager of Football Operations Josh Mahoney said Lewis would be a great addition to the coaching ranks.
"It is great that we are able to keep Jordan involved with the club," he told Melbourne Media.
"What he brought to us in his three years as a player, we now look to add to in a coaching and mentoring role.
"Jordan will be part-time, with a focus on pre-season, which allows him to continue building his media commitments, and will work closely with Head of Development Matthew Egan on developing and managing our kicking program."
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