ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 03: Lauren Arnell, Senior Coach of the Power during the 2022 S7 AFLW Round 02 match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Western Bulldogs at Alberton Oval on September 3, 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Port Adelaide AFLW senior coach Lauren Arnell is set to spend her off-season helping her club's men's side.

Arnell was appointed as the Power's inaugural AFLW coach earlier this year and steered the Alberton side to a 1-1-8 record in their maiden season in the competition.

While the Port Adelaide players have begun to enjoy their break, Arnell is set to get to work with the club's men's squad, which began pre-season preparations this week.

Port Adelaide confirmed on Saturday that Arnell will hold a number of roles throughout the club's weekly AFL schedule and on matchdays with the SANFL side's forwards group for the latter.

Port Adelaide SANFL and Next Generation Academy Manager Shane Grimm told the club's website that Arnell is an exciting addition following her first season coaching the Power's AFLW side.

“Lauren has impressed us all with the way she has come in and helped build a competitive side in such a short space of time,” Grimm said.

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“She has been able to build strong relationships within the playing group and wider football department, and her passion for the game and desire to help others get better have really stood out to us.

“We're looking forward to the fresh perspective she will bring to our men's program and we know she will add value within our coaching group.”

Arnell played 36 AFLW matches between 2017-21 with Carlton and Brisbane, winning a premiership with the Lions last year and three All-Australian selections.