MWFA Female Coaching Scholarships Available Again

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MWFA is pleased to announce that we are again offering our Female Coaching Scholarship Program in 2021, and applications are now open.


As part of the MWFA’s commitment to increasing the number of female coaches on the Northern Beaches, and support provided to female coaches, we are offering scholarships for current female coaches, and those looking to get into coaching.

Selected coaches will receive funding to attend the FFA C-Licence at Cromer Park in either February 2022 or at a later date, as well as ongoing mentoring, opportunities to develop new skills and give back by sharing what they’ve learnt with other female coaches, and promoting female coaches in the sport.

This Scholarship Program has seen some great successes over recent years, with 5 previous recipients presenting our Female Only MiniRoos and Skill Training coaching courses in 2020 and 2021, which was a great experience for them but also for the participants. All Scholarship recipients have also take on leadership roles with their clubs, mainly as a ‘CCC’ (Club Coaching Coordinator) supporting other coaches with advice and assistance. See here for more information on the CCC Program:


“I was nervous and unsure about what to expect from the C-Licence course, and I started to re-evaluate why I was coaching and what more I could bring to my club with a C-License under my belt. I can honestly say it was well worth it. The community level courses I attended helped me with the basics of coaching, while the C-Licence drew out new skills I didn’t realise I had. Not only do you learn from the best coaches going around, but you also learn from the other participants who are in the same football community as you, and I was able to take a lot of the lessons I picked up and utilise them in my own coaching straight away. 

I truly encourage anyone who is wanting help to provide the best coaching they can to consider applying for the MWFA Female Coaching Scholarship. I met some people on the course that are friends for life and people who I still communicate with regularly to get advice or to share ideas. I can confidently say now going into a new season of coaching that I have the tools, the training and the planning behind me to be able to deliver first class coaching to the teams who rely on me. I can’t recommend the C-License course enough!

– Kiah Kennedy (2019 Female Scholarship Recipient, and Player/Coach/Women’s VP at Manly Allambie)


The funding for the scholarship will be in two installments: 50% will be reimbursed by the MWFA after the coach has registered and paid for the course (or their club has paid for them). Once the scholarship recipient has completed all of the Scholarship Program tasks in the 2022 season, the remaining 50% will be reimbursed.

Dates for the next C-Licence at Cromer Park have been confirmed (Sat Jan 29, Sun Jan 30, Sun Feb 6, Sun Feb 13, Sun Feb 20, Sun Feb 27 and Sun March 6), and more details will be announced next week.


To apply for the MWFA 2021 Female Coaching Scholarship Program, please follow this link:

Application close on Sunday December 12.



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