Celebrating Women’s Coaching Month

The AFL industry will be celebrating Women’s Coaching Month throughout July, and AFL North Coast acknowledges the important contribution that female coaches are making to the local footy scene.

Katika Adams (Breakers Reserves), Bec Minichilli (Sawtell Women), and Shannon Goodenough (Breakers Youth Girls) have all taken the reins of teams for the first time this season and are doing an outstanding job of leading these groups. Fran Williams (Port Youth Girls) is the fourth member of the small club having stepped up to the older age group this season from a couple of years coaching an Under 13 team to further challenge herself.

Not only are the four ladies making their mark with the coaching clipboard, they’re also great role models for girls and women throughout the sport, showing that women can take on any role in footy clubs and do the job extremely well.

Over the course of July, the football community is invited to participate in Women’s Coaching Month and join AFLW and State League coaches, plus other industry experts as part of a three-part webinar series.

A range of new community resources for clubs and coaches to support women in coaching, as well as coaches of women & girls will also be made available and women involved in footy can participate in a survey about women in coaching plus much more!

To learn more about how you can get involved, be part of the change and join more women and girls in coaching, go to coach.afl/women-girls-coaching.