New female 'player to coach' program



AFL Victoria and Coach AFL is launching a new three-part coaching series that aims to provide opportunities for women to easily transition from a playing capacity into a coach.


The new program aims to utilise resources and community connections to easily educate and develop female players and ensure that females continue to contribute and thrive within the football community.


Participation in women’s and girls' football has grown by 187% since the birth of AFLW, but there’s still work to be done in the coaching community. 


Part one of the program commences with the first of two webinars on the 18th of October and will feature several esteemed panellists.


  • Host: Natalie Wood (Western Bulldogs AFLW Assistant Coach)
  • Host: Eliza Straford (AFL Victoria Participation Coordinator & Williamstown VFLW player)
  • Guest 1: Ellie Blackburn (Western Bulldogs AFLW)
  • Guest 2: Emma Grant (former Collingwood AFLW player and & Richmond AFLW development coach).

The panel will look deeply into the female 'player to coach' topic and make connections with themes during the session that assists players to commence coaching in the community.


The program will continue with parts two and three in early 2022.


You can register for the program at the registration link here: Registration Form - Click here  




Join the AFL Coaching Community at CoachAFL


Coaches are the backbone of community football, leading 1.5 million participants onto the ground every week. That’s why CoachAFL is here to support you with the tools you’ll need on your coaching journey.


Everyone coaching our great game is required to become accredited members of CoachAFL.


Get accredited, get educated and be the best coach you can be. Find out more about Level 2 & Level 3 Coach Accreditation by contacting Victoria's State Coaching Development & Education Lead Ricky Coburn (ricky.coburn@afl.com.au).


You can get in touch with the national Coaching Support Team by contacting coaching@afl.com.au

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