Richmond is delighted to announce former North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell will join the Club’s coaching ranks in season 2024.

Ziebell played 280 games for North Melbourne across 15 years, including six years as captain between 2017-2022 and over 10 years in the leadership group.  

A runner-up in the Syd Baker Medal, his potential as a leader was noticed early in his career when the AFL named him vice-captain of the 22 under 22 side. Shortly after this he became the vice-captain at North at just 23 years of age.

During his playing career he was known for his elite kicking, consistency in finding targets and always throwing himself into the contest.


Richmond General Manager Football Performance, Tim Livingstone, was excited to welcome Ziebell to the Club.

“Jack is a high character leader who has had 15 years experience at the top level. Whilst the majority of his career was played on ball he has also played forward and behind the ball so he has studied the game from all angles and that’s important for the role he will play for us.

“He’s a driven professional who has spent the last part of his career developing his leadership skills with the ambition to take on a coaching role. He exudes passion and excitement about coming to Richmond and helping to contribute to our success.

“As a recently retired player he will bring great benefit to our players and we in turn bring him into a coaching team that is highly experienced and supportive and will help him to develop into the coach he wants to be.”

 Ziebell said he was excited to step into a full time coaching role with Richmond.

“This is a great opportunity to work with Adem and the coaches as they embark on a new and exciting journey at the Tigers,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know the team and to draw on my experiences as a player to hopefully teach and guide the team to getting back up the ladder.”

Ziebell will commence with the Club for the upcoming pre-season.