Ex-North Melbourne skipper Jack Ziebell has joined the club's AFLW coaching team for the upcoming 2023 season.

The veteran Roo has played 274 games for the side after being drafted in 2008. He has played in a multitude of positions over the course of his career and understands the game of AFL like no other.

He will be working as a developmental coach for the club's AFLW side whilst still maintaining his playing career with the men's side. He will support another new addition in Brett Gourley, who will serve as the head of development.

North have also added Daniel Currie and Rhys Harwood, the former having played for North Melbourne from 2013 through to 2015. Harwood has moved from list and performance manager to a senior assistant coach and head of football performance.

Mietta McDonald, a VFLW player, has joined the club as a development coach as a part of North Melbourne's new AFLW female coaching graduate program.

Head of women's football Nathan Hrovat spoke on the coaching changes, stating the value of each individual that the club brought in will immensely add to their plans for 2023 and beyond.

“Jack's wealth of playing and leadership experience will be invaluable to the program, and we are equally excited about the knowledge and perspectives that Brett, Rhys, Daniel and Mietta will bring to the fold too," said Hrovat.

“We are committed to providing the best possible resources and support for our players and look forward to seeing what this coaching panel can help them achieve this season.”

In the 2022 AFLW campaign, the Kangaroos finished eighth on the ladder, securing a finals spot. They made it to the preliminary final before being defeated by eventual premiers Melbourne by 17 points.

The 2023 AFLW season is set to begin on the first weekend of September. No fixture has been announced as of yet.