North Melbourne has significantly strengthened its Recruitment and List Management departments with the appointment of Scott Clayton to the newly created position of Head of Player Personnel.

Clayton brings with him a wealth of experience during his time with the Lions, Dogs, Suns and most recently, the Eagles where he formed part of the recruiting team in their premiership year. His role will encompass draft, trade and list management strategy. 

Clayton’s appointment comes just days after the club announced highly regarded analyst Glenn Luff as its list manager and  experienced former coach, Darren Crocker, as mature age scout. 

Along with national recruiting manager, Mark Finnigan, Clayton will have plenty to work with ahead of the 2020 draft with North holding two first-round picks for the first time in its history.

Clayton will commence his role with the Kangaroos on January 14.