AFL GOULBURN Murray (GM) released an innovative coaching strategy for 2017 — the first of its kind to drive coach education and support services in the region.
The strategy is set to take place across three years in ensuring coaches receive the best help possible in assisting players of every level to reach their full potential.
AFLGM identified coaches as a key driver in providing a quality participation environment in leagues, clubs and schools. The strategy has been six months in the making and is designed to give coaches specific education, promotion and recognition as part of their contributions in the sport.
Coaches undertake seminars and courses for further development as part of the strategy as well as having access to mentoring, coach coordinators, additional resources and various awards.
The Goulburn Murray Coaches Association (GMCA) has been responsible for the governance of coaches in the past and will use the strategy as a key resource at all levels.
In doing so AFLGM is partnering with leagues, AFL Victoria, Next Generation Academy, Sports Education Development Australia and other sponsors to reach as many areas as possible.
Football development manager Greg Liddell was keen to build on the solid foundations of AFLGM by adding further services and programs to upskill volunteer coaches.