One Team One Heart One Club

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After an exciting few weeks of planning, interviews and decisions, Melbourne University Women’s Football Club are please to announce their appointed coaching panel for the 2023 season!

In 2023, MUWFC will again have co-coaches with Bronte Ryan and Emily Fox.

The dynamic duo are ready to lead off where the 2022 season ended, continuing the strong foundations left by Reens & Gywnney. With a motto of One Team, One Heart, One Club; Ryan & Fox are eager to provide club-wide progression for all players, meeting individuals where they are and providing them with the tools to achieve their personal aspirations.

Ryan takes on the co-coaching role, ready to lead the program after a success year as Senior Assistant Coach and Mental Health Support Officer with MUWFC in 2022. She is currently working through her Level 3 Coaching Course and was part of the 2020 She Can Coach cohort. Ryan has coached across Senior and Youth programs, including at VFLW level with North Melbourne as a backline coach, and more recently as the head coach of Fitzroy FC’s Women’s side in the VAFA.

“Ryan strives to form meaningful connections with players to ensure that the program provides the best outcome for them. Her football knowledge from her playing and extensive coaching experience has been highly valued by the club” said MUWFC this week.

Emily Fox found herself regularly at MUWFC in 2022, after being spontaneously invited to deliver the pre-game speech to the senior side ahead of the 2022 Pride Round match. Foxy would then go on to wear the jumper in a reserves match a few months later, and became a support network for the senior coaches in the latter part of the 2022 season.

Recently retired from the VFLW, Fox has worked with Williamstown in the VFLW as a Development coach, supporting players with skill acquisition and refinement. Fox has also coached with the St Kilda Sharks and was a runner for the Collingwood VFLW side. Fox is currently completing her Level 2 Coaching Course with Penny Cula-Reid serving as her mentor.

Both Ryan and Fox will be supported by Alistair Hardie, as the clubs senior assistant coach.

After a short break, Alistair returns to MUWFC for the 2023 season. He comes to the club with a Bachelor of Sports Coaching and experience working across junior football and cricket. Hardie joined the club in early 2020, completing a preseason with our cohort, before officially taking the field as a coach in 2021 with our Reserves. Al is a greatly respected coach, and is eager to continue developing his coaching style in 2023.

With plenty of footy under his belt as a player, Al brings strong technical knowledge and excellent communication to the squad. He will be looking to complete his Level 2 accreditation in 2023.

MUWFC are also pleased to announce an update to their reserves, and thirds coaching positions, click here to read more.