The Eltham Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Hyde as our Senior Coach for Season 2020.

Robert has a proven record of developing young men to be the best they can be both as footballers and persons.

We share a vision of building a sustainable high performance culture that will enable us to further achieve our purpose and to fulfill our values and vision.

We are excited by the journey ahead, and invite all the Panther faithful to get behind us.

Robert played 63 senior VFL/AFL football games between 1973 and 1979. A defender, Hyde won the Copeland Trophy in 1976 for Collingwood’s best and fairest player.

He played for Collingwood in both the drawn 1977 VFL Grand Final and the Grand Final replay the following week. He finished his career with Essendon.

Robert coached Greensborough to Diamond Valley Football League premierships in 1983 and 1984,[ and then spent time coaching North Old Boys in the Victorian Amateur Football Association. He was coach of the Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup from 1996 to 2006, during which time he led the Cannons to five grand finals, winning three premierships

After leaving Calder, he coached the Victorian Country team in the AFL Under 18 Championships. Hyde was appointed as senior coach of the Northern Blues in the VFL at the start of the 2012 season, a role he took on a part-time basis

Robert returned to Greensborough in 2013 to steer them to the 2014 Northern Football League Division 1 Premiership.