The Football Woman of the Year Award recognises a woman  who has made a significant, positive
and measurable impact to the advancement of women in the game of Australian Rules Football.

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Breeanna Brock

Womens CEO - Brisbane Lions Football Club.

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Emma Kearney

Sport & Recreation Coordinator - The Huddle and AFLW Player - North Melbourne Football Club.

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Shelley Ware

Television and Radio Presenter – National Indigenous Television.


2017 winner - bec goddard

Senior Coach – Adelaide Football Club AFL Women’s

Bec Goddard is the inaugural Senior Coach of the Adelaide Football Club AFL Women’s Team. She has played a significant role over many years to ensure the AFL Women’s competition was an overwhelming success in 2017. Her role as a female Senior Coach has given her a profile that has allowed her to encourage other women to strive for greatness. Bec led the Crows to a historic Premiership win in the first AFLW season. Bec has maintained her full time job with the Australian Federal Police throughout, and continues to inspire and encourage all women involved in Australian Rules Football.