Essendon assistant coach Hayden Skipworth will depart Essendon to pursue a new role at Collingwood.
He’s set to take up the job of heading up the Pies’ academy after Tarkyn Lockyer joined the AFL as the head of their academy.
The move comes just two days into the commencment of Essendon's season.
Football boss Dan Richardson praised Skipworth’s commitment to the club as both as a player and coach.
“On behalf of the football club, I want to thank Hayden for his significant contribution to Essendon during his 11 years as both a player and coach,” he told the club’s website.
“Although it is sad to see Hayden leave, it is a great opportunity for him at Collingwood in a more senior role.”