Why female coaches matter: The importance of increasing female coaches in sport

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This is a past event.
Why female coaches matter: The importance of increasing female coaches in sport
6:30pm – 8:30pm (Melbourne time zone)
Monash University
19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton VIC 3800
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Although there is an increasing number of women and girls participating in sport, particularly in those traditionally considered as masculine-only sports (football, cricket and soccer), there has not been a rise in women taking on coaching roles from community to elite level.

This seminar will begin to unpack some of the challenges and opportunities of increasing the number of women involved in sports coaching and will explore why having female coaches is important in all levels of sport within Australia.

Join Professor Richard Pringle from Monash Education as he addresses some of the core issues in growing the number of females in coaching roles across the sports sector. Richard will draw on the diverse experiences of three industry professionals:
  • Julia Hay (Health and PE teacher at Monash Education) will discuss the findings of a recent research project examining the experiences of female coaches volunteering in junior football leagues within Melbourne.
  • Penny Cula-Reid (trailblazer of the female game of football and current Collingwood VFLW Head Coach) will reflect on her own experiences of coaching.
  • Larissa Anderson (Women's National Basketball League Coach) will be talking about her coaching experience in basketball and why female coaches are important.

This seminar is supported by ACHPER Victoria.


Can't attend the event? Register to watch it online via live streaming from your home or at Peninsula campus.


Ms Julia Hay
Physical Education Teacher, Monash Education
Ms Penny Cula-Reid
Head Coach, Collingwood VFLW
Ms Larissa Anderson
Coach, Women's National Basketball League (WNBL)

Event Schedule

Light refreshments upon arrival
Seminar commences


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