Luke Kelly joins Port Adelaide as a midfield development coach after a number of years of experience at the Western Bulldogs and GWS GIANTS.

Kelly was a performance analyst at the Western Bulldogs from 2012 – 2016.

In 2016 he joined the GWS GIANTS as Senior Performance Analyst before becoming the GIANTS' Defensive Coordinator in 2018.

Kelly made the move into a full-time coaching role as an assistant coach in the development space ahead of the 2019 season.

In 2020, Kelly was awarded the prestigious Phil Walsh Memorial Scholarship and continued on in his role as GWS assistant coach in seasons 2020 and 2021.

At the end of 2021 Kelly took up the role of midfield development coach at Port Adelaide, supporting midfield coach Brett Montgomery, whom he had worked with at both of his previous clubs, for season 2022.

Coaching career

2021 – current Port Adelaide Midfield Development Coach

2019 – 2021 GWS GIANTS Assistant Development Coach

2018 – 2019 GWS GIANTS Defensive Coordinator

2016 – 2017 GWS GIANTS Senior Performance Analyst

2012 – 2016 Western Bulldogs Performance Analyst


Phil Walsh Memorial Scholarship (2020)