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WA FOOTBALL COMMISSION | WAFC Female Talent Manager
Alison Moore is the Female High Performance Manager and Female Football Manager at the WA Football Commission. During her time in football Alison has actively sought to increase the participation of girls and women from a variety of sports, schools and universities both in metropolitan and country areas, to create a highly successful talent academy of over 200 women in WA. Alison has also established a professional career pathway for all coaching and support staff as they work to enhance their coaching skills and knowledge.
Alison is currently the Assistant Coach of the Youth Girls at the Perth Angels Women’s Football Club.
MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB | Graduate Intern
Daisy Pearce has had a significant impact both and off the field when it comes to women’s football. She is currently the AFL’s Female Football Ambassador and works as an AFL Talent Coordinator. Daisy also works at the Melbourne Football Club in a development role, liaising across various departments of the Club and contributing to projects with a view to build Melbourne’s women’s team.
As a footballer, Daisy has captained the Melbourne Football Club’s Women’s team and was named best afield in the 2015 Exhibition Game. She also captained the Darebin Falcons Football Club Women’s team for nine years.
Daisy is consistently in the media representing women in football, with regular appearances on Channel 7’s AFL Game Day program, providing special comments and boundary riding for K-Rock as well as providing special comments for Croc Media’s Women’s Football radio program.
AFL SYDNEY |NSW Female Programs Manager
Libby Sadler is currently the Female Programs Manager at AFLNSW/NT.
Libby has made an invaluable contribution to the advancement of Australian Rules football for females in NSW having increased participation, opportunities and pathways across Auskick, schools, AFL 9s and at club level.
In her role as Female Programs Manager, Libby has also established a female coaching education forum which delivers targeted, direct and specific coaching education and networking for 50 coaches across NSW and the ACT. She has also managed the transition of Sydney’s AFL Volunteer League to an integrated format with AFL Sydney.
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SEDA DARWIN | Teacher
Sally Riley has played a significant role in building participation and engagement of young girls in football in the Northern Territory. Sally moved from Ballarat to the Northern Territory to pursue a physical education teaching career and while teaching she initiated a football class for year 8 and 9 girls. The students loved it so much that Sally developed a Football Camp and Gala Day in Darwin to facilitate competition between other schools.
Sally is now a Program Facilitator at SEDA in Darwin and prides herself on setting a high example for the students she teaches and the young aspiring female footballers in the region. Sally has also played for a NTFL team in Darwin.
CAMERON RALPH | Professional Company Director
Lynn Ralph has worked in leadership roles across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors over the past 35 years. She is a businesswoman with a passion for sport, and for almost two decades Lynn has been a strong advocate for the enhancement of women in football. She has also played an integral role in the development of football in NSW.
Lynn was a Foundation Member of the AFL NSW/ACT Commission and the first woman to be appointed to the Sydney Swans Board of Directors. She has also played an instrumental role in founding L@SS (Ladies @ Sydney Swans), the Club’s official women’s supporter group.
WA FOOTBALL COMMISSION | State Team Manager
Janet Seth is heavily involved in Women’s Football in Western Australia, having volunteered hundreds of hours to ensure that all three levels of state teams have the best care and highest professional experience.
In 2016 Janet is a team manager for five different teams from youth through to senior women’s competition. She is also a current member of the Western Australian Women’s Football League Board, West Australian Football Commission Female Advisory Committee and a member of the recent Fremantle Football Club National Women’s League Bid Advisory committee.
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PORT ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB | Community Development Coordinator
Lisa Kennedy is the Community Development Coordinator at Port Adelaide Football Club and is involved in football as a player, coach and administrator.
With a passion for community development and building programs which partner with like-minded organisations, Lisa has more recently managed a social cohesion program whereby young African women can play Australian Rules football, resulting in many success stories.
Lisa has inspired a number of young women to play Aussie rules or become coaches or administrators and acknowledges the great opportunity for young women in the sport. Lisa has also played a large part in developing a plan to create a strong women’s Port Adelaide Football Club team.
NELSON BAY MARLINS AFL CLUB | 2016 Women's Coach
There is never a dull moment for Lauren Cooper when it comes to her involvement in women’s football. She is currently the coach of the Nelson Bay Marlins Women’s team and the Hunter Youth Girls team. She is also assistant coach of the Black Diamond Women’s team, and also a member of the NSW Hunter/Central Coast Talent Program Academy.
Lauren was a driving force in the BDAFL Women’s League which was established in 2015. She took on the role of both coach and captain of her local team, growing the talent pool from 10 to 25 players in two months, and over 35 registered players by the start of the 2016 season.
Lauren is passionate about showing people the spectacle that is Women’s football.
SOUTH FREMANTLE FOOTBALL CLUB | Player
Sabrina Frederick-Traub is an outstanding young leader, who was appointed as the AFL’s Multi Cultural Ambassador in 2016. She has played under a number of different coaches and secured a spot in the Melbourne Football Club Women’s Team. Sabrina is thorough in her preparation while guiding and leading other players to be professional and to promote women’s football in a positive light.
Sabrina is a positive role model for multicultural girls hoping to play football and develop in the sport.