Damian Truslove will head up the club’s VFL program as head coach in 2022 as well as working as a development coach across the AFL program.

Truslove was part of the men’s program from 2016-2019 and returned to the GIANTS at the end of 2021, working in the AFLW program as the senior assistant coach since the start of pre-season.

He has worked in AFL programs as a development coach at Carlton FC and VFL at Richmond FC, before moving to the GIANTS. He then coached at the Bendigo Pioneers and the East Coast Eagles in Sydney. Truslove has been coaching for more than 11 years and he has a passion for craft coaching, biomechanics and skill acquisition and providing a challenging and enjoyable environment.