2016 AFL National Coaching Conference

7.00pm Friday 5th – Sunday 7th February 2016
Domain Stadium, Perth

The AFL National Coaching Conference attracts around 400 coaches from across Australia each year.

Registration for the 2016 AFL Coaching Conference has now closed.

2016 Program

Spend a great weekend hearing from experienced coaches and experts in the game and coaching. Be part of a unique opportunity to mix with other coaches from all levels of the game from around Australia and talk serious footy for two full days – share, debate, discuss and validate your ideas to improve your coaching effectiveness.


The AFL National Coaching Conference always attracts some of the best names in the game as participants and presenters including AFL Senior and Assistant Coaches.

West Coast Eagles Senior Coach Adam Simpson will deliver the Opening Keynote Address on Friday evening

Other key presenters include:

Stan Alves (AFL Coaching Ambassador)
Luke Ball (AFL Operations)
Nathan Burke (Nathan Burke Consulting)
Ric Charlesworth (High Performance Consultant)
Xavier Clarke (NT Thunder)
Michelle Cowan (Melbourne Women’s Coach 2014/15)
Mark Evans (AFL Football Operations)
Adrian Fletcher (AFL Queensland)
Adrian Hickmott (West Coast Eagles)
Kim Mercer (Fremantle)
David Parkin (AFL Coaching Ambassador)
Michael Prior (Fremantle)
Brady Rawlings (West Coast Eagles)
Stacey Rosman (West Coast Fever)
Brenton Sanderson (AFL Academies)
Craig Starcevich (AFL Queensland/Western Bulldogs Women)
Glenn Stewart (West Coast Eagles)
Peter Sumich (Fremantle)
Hugh van Cuylenberg (The Resilience Project)

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th February

Accredited Coaches
Whole Conference $360.00
Friday Only $95.00
Saturday Only $225.00
Sunday Only $170.00

Non-Accredited Coaches
Whole Conference $400.00
Friday Only $140.00
Saturday Only $260.00
Sunday Only $200.00


Please click here to view the 2016 Program (Note - this is a draft program and may be subject to change).


There will be accommodation available in Perth at discounted AFL rates at:

Novotel Perth Langley

Standard Room - $185.00 per room, per night
Buffet Breakfast - $27.00 per person, per day
To book contact the hotel directly via phone (08 9221 1200) or email (H1764@accor.com) and quote ‘117708’ or ‘AFLCCC’ to be able to access the AFL rate.

Please note: these AFL rates can only be provided on bookings made prior to the 29th of January.

If there are any issues when booking with the hotel, please email (afl.au@hrgworldwide.com).

If you have any further questions in relation to the AFL National Coaching Conference, please don’t hesitate to contact either Lawrie Woodman – (03) 9643 1859 or via email – Lawrie.Woodman@afl.com.au ; Josh Bowler – (08) 9287 5558 or jbowler@wafc.com.au; or Jeremy Hannan – (03) 9643 1582 or – Jeremy.Hannan@afl.com.au


Registrations closed on the 2nd of February, 2016

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