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Rahilly joins Crows

Geelong development coach James Rahilly has joined Adelaide as an assistant coach. (Geelong Cats Image)

GEELONG development coach James Rahilly will depart the club for a role with Adelaide.

A life member of the Cats, Rahilly played 90 games in the Hoops between 1998-2005, before returning to the club in 2008 on a part-time basis as assistant coach of the VFL team.

He then graduated to the AFL program in 2010, where he’s been involved in a range of roles, including most recently as a development coach and match-day runner.

Rahilly will take charge of the Crows’ forward line.

“James is a great fit for the current evolution of our playing group,” Adelaide’s head of football Adam Kelly said.

“Importantly, his skills and experience complement the rest of our coaching panel and he also brings a wealth of knowledge from working in Geelong’s program.”

Rahilly was a member of the VFL premiership team in 2002, winning the Norm Goss Medal as best-on-ground in a team featuring the likes of recently retired superstar Gary Ablett, Jimmy Bartel, Steve Johnson and Paul Chapman.

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