ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 12: Tom Lynch of the Crows is tackled by Cameron Guthrie of the Cats during the 2018 AFL round 17 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval on July 12, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Delisted Crows forward Tom Lynch has confirmed his venture to Arden Street for next season, linking up with North Melbourne in a coaching capacity.

The 31-year-old was not offered a new deal at Adelaide for the 2022 season, ending a 158-game stint at West Lakes.

Reports emerged last week that Lynch would be heading to the Kangaroos for next season, however would be doing so as a coach to aid the club's development.

Lynch confirmed his next move on Trade Radio this week, while stating there is a chance he could be pulling on the blue and white stripes.

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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Crows players, Tom Lynch, Paul Seedsman, Tom Doedee slump to the ground after the loss of the 2021 AFL Round 05 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Fremantle Dockers at Adelaide Oval on April 18, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

"The main reason to move over is around coaching," Lynch said.

"Playing can be an element we can explore... I think it will be more centred around playing in some VFL football.

"They've clearly stated to me it's around coaching and playing at that level."

The Kangaroos boast an exciting young list amid their current rebuild, and will be looking to utilise Lynch's experience to support the growth of several promising forwards.

North Melbourne are set to acquire key-tall Callum Coleman-Jones from Richmond this off-season, while the likes of Nick Larkey, Cameron Zurhaar, Charlie Comben, Eddie Ford and Jacob Edwards will gain from Lynch's tutelage.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 13: Nick Larkey of the Kangaroos in action during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL training session at Arden Street Ground on November 13, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

The now-former Crow first made his AFL debut in 2010 with St Kilda, playing two seasons at Moorabbin before heading to South Australia.

Lynch revealed on Trade Radio that the Crows had tabled an offer for him to remain at the club in joining their coaching ranks, however he declined in order to join the Kangaroos.