The RMIT Academy has secured the services of another home-grown talent to the coaching team in 2019.
18-year old RMIT Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology student and 2018 Western Bulldogs VFL Women’s player April Goldring will take the next step in her sporting career as the Academy’s playing assistant coach. Her involvement at RMIT has also included the CS Officer and Assistant BULK Experiences and Events and RMIT University Student Life Tour Guide, Experiences and Events programs.
As an Indigenous student, she has also been a part of RMIT’s Ngarara Willim Centre.
Following a prolific junior career in softball that saw her represent South Australia in the Under 17’s Women’s Fast pitch Softball Nationals in Canberra last season, Goldring made the leap into Australian Rules last year with Werrimull in the Sunraysia Women’s League. Playing in senior football as a 17-year old, Goldring was the deputy vice-captain and Best & Fairest runner-up in a premiership winning side. She also took her first steps into the world of coaching in football as the VACSAL AFL VIC Koorie Women’s Football Carnival Playing assistant coach.
From that initial success, there has been no stopping Goldring. She joined the inaugural Western Bulldogs VFL Women’s team this season and played five matches for the Bulldogs. Her pursuit of coaching was bolstered by being the assistant coach in the AFL Victoria Indigenous Female Kickstart Program Assistant Coach.
In addition to her coaching role at the Academy, Goldring will also be developing her skills in the RMIT Emerging and Elite Athlete program.