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Jase takes next step

North Shore coach Jason Davenport talks to his charges at training. (krockfootball.com.au/Al Packer)

JASON Davenport will get the chance to expand his coaching knowledge after the North Shore mentor was today appointed to a development role at AFL club Carlton.

krockfootball.com.au revealed on Saturday the 32-year-old would depart Windsor Park after three years in charge of the Seagulls for a position with a Melbourne-based AFL club.

Davenport, who played 28 games with Port Adelaide after spending time on Geelong’s list, including playing in the 2007 VFL premiership, joins recently retired Essendon midfielder Brent Stanton as new faces on the Blues’ coaching staff.

“We’re very pleased both Brent and Jason have joined our coaching ranks ahead of the 2018 season,” Carlton’s football boss Andrew McKay said.

“They both have a considerable understanding of the demands of senior football and will add a different dimension to our improved development program. They will work closely with our young playing group and with our VFL program under coach Josh Fraser.” 

A decision on a replacement for Davenport could be made as soon as tomorrow.

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