OUR QUALITY FEMALE COACHES
At Blackburn we pride ourselves on the quality of our female coaches.
Two of our coaches (Leeann Gill and Katherine Smith) have been awarded AFL Victoria Female Coach by their peers (the AFL Coaches Association) year with Courtney Young awarded the regional Female Coach of the Year.
Senior Coach – Leeann Gill
Leeann Gill is our first senior women’s coach. She is no stranger to female football with extensive experience in leading both junior and senior female teams at club and representative levels.
Gilly, as she is affectionately known, was the State Women’s Coach, the first ever State Under 18 Girls’ coach and for the past nine years has coached the State Under 15/16 Girls’ team. More recently, she was the head coach at the Sandringham Dragons Youth Girls Academy. She has also coached both junior and senior teams in the EFL and the Eastern Devils senior women’s team.
The appointment is somewhat of a coup for the Club which already has a very strong girls program and is keen to develop a strong senior women’s program.
“All of our coaches are passionate about female football. They are fully accredited Level 1 or Level 2 coaches and have working with children checks.“
Two of our coaches Leeann Gill (right) and Katherine Smith (left) have been awarded AFL Victoria Female Coach.
WE’RE A HAPPY TEAM AT BLACKBURN…
Our program has enjoyed considerable success since the program started in 2015 with 3 winning premierships.