Sydney Swans great Kieren Jack has joined the West Coast Eagles in an off-field role following his recent move to Perth.
The 36-year-old premiership player, who retired in 2019, made the interstate switch late last year with his wife Charlotte and their one-year-old son Alfie.
It followed three and a half years at KPMG Australia’s Sydney office working in mergers and acquisitions.
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Jack’s move into the business world came immediately after he hung up the boots, spending nearly a year as the Swans’ commercial manager.
He will now return to the AFL environment with the Eagles.
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“Jack will be Head of Strategy and Innovation, a non-footy role working in existing/new business,” 7NEWS Perth’s Ryan Daniels reported.
“Of course, he also brings a handy 256 games of AFL experience to the club.”
Jack, who is yet to be formally unveiled by West Coast, will work in the Eagles’ existing and new business opportunities.
Retiring star Kieren Jack chaired off the SCG after his final game alongside 300-gamer Lance Franklin in 2019. Credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
The role is Jack’s first major position since wife Charlotte announced the family’s move to her hometown Perth just before Christmas.
“We are so sad to leave a city we love so much and it’s not easy to say goodbye to friends who really are like family,” she wrote.
“Sydney it’s not farewell forever, but for now it’s time to embrace the sun setting into the sea.
“As Winnie the Pooh put so well – how lucky we are to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Now onto our next adventure.”
Jack’s arrival at the Eagles follows ex-Adelaide grand final coach Don Pyke swapping the clipboard for spreadsheets when he was appointed West Coast’s new chief executive late last year.
Pyke boasts significant business experience despite being kept busy by football as a dual Eagles premiership player before moving into coaching.