Fast Track for Female Coaches


In Australia, we are experiencing a rapid rise in the profile of women's sport and female athletes, however women are still under represented in leadership and coaching roles. One of the most considerable and visible discrepancies between “women's sport” and “women in sport” is the lack of women in coaching roles. At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee reported that just 13% of coaches at the delayed Games were women, despite women making up 49% of competitors. Similarly, when professional Australian team sports are examined, there is a dearth of women in coaching roles, for either women's or men's teams.

Read She'll Be ‘Right… but Are They? An Australian Perspective on Women in High Performance Sport Coaching -

Fast Track for Female Coaches aims to connect aspiring female coaches, provide exclusive insight and further develop their coaching and leadership behaviours and competencies - building capability, confidence and readiness as they fast track through the coaching talent pathway.

What will you learn?

  • Importance of your coaching philosophy
  • Leadership and influence
  • Maximising your impact as a coach
  • Coaching Psychology and building resilience
  • Development and High performance coaching
  • Athlete Wellbeing
  • People and relationship management
  • Coaching goals and personal pathway

Who should apply?

  • Identifies as female
  • Wants to invest in their coaching knowledge and leadership skills

*Sport NSW encourages coaches from all diverse backgrounds to apply.


In 2024, two distinct streams will be available:

2024 Course information

Course information sheet

The Community Coach program outline

The Pathway to Elite Coach program outline

2024 Course cost

The 2024 course will be at a cost of $440.00 (inc. GST) p/participant

We encourage interested participants to discuss the possibility of financial support to assist in covering the cost of the course, either in full or part, with their club, association or State Sporting organisation. 

How to register

If you are interested in registering for either the Community or the Pathway to Elite Coaching Course, please submit an expression of interest, via the link below.  Places are strictly limited, submissions will be reviewed on a first come basis and a response advising if your application is successful will be provided within 2 business days. 

Expression of Interest 

Expression of interest applications close Thursday, 18 April 2024

To date, Fast Track for Female Coaches has welcomed participants from sports including: 






Dragon Boats







Ice Hockey





Rugby League



Surf Life Saving



Touch Football


Water Polo

Wheelchair Basketball











For any further queries, please contact LIbby Sadler, Strategic Projects Manager, Sport NSW at