A hand up for female coaches

Thirteen female coaches across twelve sports have received up to $5,000 for Elite Coaching Scholarships to help them progress to higher level coaching positions.

Female coaches bring a unique perspective and value to all sports. These Scholarships will support Canberra’s next generation of elite female coaching leaders through professional development and practical experience.

This exciting new pathway for female coaches builds on the recent groundswell of momentum to enhance sport participation opportunities for women and girls.

These new scholarships will assist to bridge the current gap in coaching development opportunities for female coaches and link participants, through their sports, to high level coaching education and resources.

Recipients, supported by a State Sporting Organisation or team, will have access to coaching-specific education and training through accreditation courses, mentorships with peak bodies and sports teams, coaching equipment and other costs associated with the recipient’s coaching development program.

Congratulations to the following recipients and their supporting State Sporting Organisation and teams:

  • Karen Breaden supported by Canberra Region and Community Rugby League
  • Madeleine Fleming supported by Woden Valley Swim Club
  • Kristol Pyke supported by Baseball Canberra
  • Amanda Ingram supported by Touch Football ACT
  • Ashley Kara supported by ACT and Southern NSW Rugby Union
  • Sharon De La Rosa supported by Boxing ACT
  • Karen Pon supported by Table Tennis ACT
  • Lyndsey Simcoe supported by Netball ACT
  • Suzan Fulop supported by ACT Athletics Association Inc
  • Rebecca Maher and Erin Osborne supported by Cricket ACT
  • Carly Wilson supported by UCX, University of Canberra Capitals
  • Louise Burrows supported by the University of Canberra
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