2024 Fast Track for Female Coaches

Published Thu 28 Mar 2024

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.

The Sport NSW Fast Track for Female Coaches course identifies and targets female coaches in New South Wales state sporting organisations who are progressing along their chosen sport pathway.

Sport NSW brings together resources, access to academics and experts in coaching and associated field, as well as providing an opportunity for participants to network with fellow female coaches from sports outside of their own. The course aims to build knowledge and confidence in aspiring coaches beyond the tactical to assist them in reaching their highest potential.

In 2024, the Fast Track for Female Coaches Course will be run as two distinct streams, Community Coaches and Pathway to Elite Coaches, this has enabled Sport NSW to design the courses specific to the needs of coaches along their chosen pathway, maximise the impact of the course and specificity of the teaching.


Expressions of interest are now open, for both courses commencing with a combined session on Tuesday, 30 April 2024.

Head to the Fast Track for Female Coaches event page on the Sport NSW website for further information including the program outline and to register your interest in either course.