Bright future for female coaches

The future is looking bright for female coaches in the northern NSW region with a group of coaches taking part in a Northern NSW Football all-female coaching course at Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility.

Through the NSW Football Legacy Plan – Women in Football Scholarships, all participants from a variety of coaching experiences and backgrounds received the opportunity to take part in the first stages of the Football Australia ‘C’ Diploma Course.

The course, available to coaches 18 years and older, gave candidates an understanding of the National Curriculum and Football Australia’s vision and philosophy.

NNSWF Technical Director Ryan Doidge presented over the course of three weekends with Newcastle Jets Goalkeeper Coach Greg Lowe delivering a session as a special guest on one of the course days.

Participants will complete the remainder of the course modules online before receiving their diploma.

NNSWF Talent Development Coordinator Joseph Wright is committed to ensuring the number of accredited female coaches continues to increase.

Through the NSW Football Legacy Plan – Women in Football Scholarships, Northern NSW Football have been able to provide the opportunity for more female coaches.

“By providing all-female courses such as the All-Female ‘C’ Diploma, we can provide an environment where female coaches can connect with like-minded coaches with shared experiences,” Wright said.

“We have seen a greater uptake of female coaches since the introduction of all-female courses leading to increased visibility across all environments.”

For more information about coaching courses click HERE.