Fremantle Dockers AFLW side advertises for next senior coach

Michelle Cowan. Picture: Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images
Michelle Cowan. Picture: Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images

FREMANTLE is taking applications as it looks to replace Michelle Cowan as senior coach of its AFLW side.

Fremantle’s inaugural women’s coach announced in April she would not be looking to extend her two-season stay at the Dockers, choosing instead to pursue other opportunities.

Under her reign, the Dockers recorded four wins across 14 games and finished seventh both years.

Looking for a fresh perspective the Cockburn-based club posted an online advertisement on its careers page, offering insight into how club’s target prospective leaders.

“We are looking for someone who will coach our team to a standard of excellence both on and off the field,” the club wrote.

“If you are suitably qualified and have had previous success in a high performance environment with good knowledge of the modern AFL game, both AFL and AFLW, then this could be your next challenge.

“The position will also require exceptional leadership and communication skills and it goes without saying that dedication hard work and a team orientated nature are also essential.”

Reporting to AFLW manager Wade Spilcker and football operations manager Chris Bond, the purpose of the role is to: “coach the Fremantle Dockers AFLW team on and off the field to a standard of excellence in line with the on-field football strategy and the trademark values of the club.”

To be considered you will need, at least, level 2 AFL coaching accreditation and demonstrated coaching experience “including the implementation of a successful game plan”.

Applications close May 16.

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