MWFA Coach Mentor: Sai van Wegen

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For the 2023 season, MWFA Coach Development Manager Eugene Lawrenz and several Coach Mentors have again been visiting MWFA clubs to support coaches at their training sessions with their teams, and occasionally matches too. This is to provide coaches with direct assistance ‘on the job’ as a compliment to the courses and workshops we offer, as well as provide ongoing learning opportunities in a realistic setting. 

Training support and guidance is by far the most popular request from coaches in terms of what they feel would benefit them the most in their role, and these Coach Mentors will allow us to have a greater reach in terms of the number of coaches we can directly assist, as well as supporting CCCs (Club Coaching Coordinators) in their roles.


Sai van Wegen has played in MWFA competitions since the age of 5, mostly with Wakehurst. She started coaching as a teenager and then took it more seriously about 5 years ago when she took on a girls team with the Tigers.

She has since worked for various schools, Sydney FC’s development programs, FNSW state teams, as well as at NPL level including both Manly United’s boys and girls programs. She has also been a participant and mentor in MWFA’s Future Coaches Program for the last 4 years, and is currently completing her B-Licence.

Sai has also been delivering community coaching courses with MWFA since 2020.

She has a passion for developing female players and coaches, as she would like to help create more female role models and show there is a pathway to the higher levels of the game.


For more information about coach development and support in MWFA, including courses, workshops and resources, please see the coaching section of our website:


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