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Robert Hyde

Robert 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; however, he did not coach out the season, leaving the club on 28 June 2012. Hyde stated that the role was too large for a part-time coach, particularly because his own availability (as dictated by his primary job as a school principal) meant that he could not interact with AFL-listed players from Carlton, the Northern Blues' AFL-affiliate, except on game day.

Hyde coached the Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup from 1996 to 2006. He led the Cannons to five grand finals, winning three premierships. After leaving Calder, he coached the Victorian Country team in the AFL National Under 18 Championships.

The Robert Hyde medal is awarded to the Calder Cannons' best and fairest player each year

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

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