WESTERN Bulldogs VFLW coach Kirby Bentley has reunited with former coaching colleague Natalie Wood at Essendon.

Bentley, a proud Noongar woman who became the first Indigenous woman to coach at VFLW level, will be an assistant under ex-Doggies assistant Wood at the Bombers.

Joining Bentley is Muthi Muthi/Gunditjmara woman and Vic Metro Under-18 Girls coach Jacara Egan, who will take the role of development coach.

Two former North Melbourne AFLW assistants have also made the switch, with Natasha Hardy (an ex-Essendon VFLW vice-captain) and Brett Gourlay named assistants.

Ex-Roos AFL player Gavin Urquhart – currently a member of the club's successful VFLW coaching group – will work alongside Egan in a development role.

"We are thrilled to welcome Natasha, Kirby, Brett, Gavin and Jacara to the Essendon Football Club," Essendon executive general manager of football Josh Mahoney said.

"This is another historic step in the formation of our AFLW program, and we are pleased with the calibre of personnel each with wide ranging backgrounds and experiences to best support Natalie Wood as they collectively lead the women’s program through their inaugural AFLW season."

The group will be sponsored by Palo Alto Networks as AFLW coaches partner and polo partner.