Aspiring Female Coaches Wanted

Thursday, February 03, 2011

The AFL’s Female Coach Scholarship scheme was instigated in 2010 to address the absence of higher level female coaches in the system. At that time there were only 5 accredited Level 2 female coaches and 1 High Performance (level 3) female coach.

After the first Scholarship round there are now 22 Level 2 female coaches. Some states and territories matched the AFL’s funding for this initiative which collectively has resulted in 16 scholarships being awarded from 18 applicants.

Several of the 2010 scholarship holders also recently attended the 2011 AFL National Coaching Conference.

Following this success the AFL are offering the Scholarship scheme again in 2011.

Download the nomination form

Who can apply?

This Scholarship is open to female coaches who are Level 1 accredited, actively coaching and have a genuine desire to enhance their knowledge and coaching skills.

What does the scholarship entail?

Applicants can apply for funding of up to $250 to complete a Level 2 Coach Accreditation course in their State/Territory during 2011.

How do we apply? 

By completing the nomination form and returning it to Jan Cooper before 4th March 2011.

Jan Cooper
AFL Manager Female Football Development Manager
PO Box 275, Subiaco WA 6904


The following testimonial was received from NSW 2010 recipient, Krissie Steen:

“just wanted to add that I learnt so much at the level two course. It was excellent and I've already been implementing a lot of the principles at training. The proof is in the pudding, people have already noticed the players making better decisions and they seem to be building more confidence in their own abilities. Definitely empowering!”

Further enquiries

Please direct all enquiries to Jan Cooper on 08 9287 5523 or

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