The exciting developments continue to roll on at the RMIT Women’s Football Academy, with the announcement this week of the inaugural coaching panel to help lead us onto the field in 2019.
RMIT Alumni Mitchell Lower (featured above) has been named head coach. Lower, who recently guided the RMIT Redbacks women’s AFL team at the 2018 UniSport Nationals on the Gold Coast, brings solid experience in the women’s game, including two years coaching at the Diamond Creek Women’s Football Club in Division 1 (2018) and Division 2 (2017).
“My prior experience in coaching women’s football has taught me so much about understanding the game,” said Lower.
“I believe with the amount of support that RMIT have provided with this academy, being able to coach in this environment and watch not only the players involved develop, but also myself develop as a coach, is an exciting prospect.”
RMIT student and Western Bulldogs VFLW indigenous player April Goldring will act as playing assistant coach for the Redbacks in 2019. A current AFL Victoria Indigenous Female Kickstart Program Assistant Coach, we’re thrilled to have April involved in the dual capacity.
Rounding out our coaching staff is RMIT staff member and passionate health and fitness expert Gezim Zeneli. A qualified personal trainer, Gezim also has a strong football background that includes playing Carlton u19s.
Please note there is now an updated contact list on our website, for reaching out directly to Academy staff.