The Western Bulldogs have brought Geelong premiership duo Matthew Scarlett and Cameron Mooney to the club as part-time specialist coaches for 2013.
Scarlett, who retired at the end of the 2012 campaign, will mentor and work closely with the Bulldogs' defenders, while Mooney - who ended his career in 2011 - will work with the club's forwards.
Brendan McCartney, who coached both players as a long-time Geelong assistant, says the champion players' experience will prove invaluable to his young side.
"Along with our current coaching staff, we are fortunate that people of this ilk want to come and help our club get better," McCartney said.
The players will work with the club for a day a week through the preseason and 2013 campaign and Mooney is excited to get to work with the young squad.
"We're lucky enough to have a great mate in Macca, so we were both pretty keen to get down here, and try to help him out as much as we can," Mooney said."The great thing about the Bulldogs is that they're such a young group."
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