2017 AFL National Coaching Conference

Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th February 2017
MCG, Melbourne

The AFL National Coaching Conference attracts more than 400 coaches from across Australia each year.

Click here to register for the 2017 National Coaching Conference.

Spend a great weekend hearing from experienced coaches and experts in the game and coaching. Be part of a unique opportunity to mix with other coaches from all levels of the game from around Australia and talk serious footy for two full days – share, debate, discuss and validate your ideas to improve your coaching effectiveness.


The current draft of the program can be found here. Please note that the program is subject to change at any time in the lead up to the 2017 AFL national Coaching Conference.


The AFL National Coaching Conference always attracts some of the best names in the game as participants and presenters including AFL Senior and Assistant Coaches.

Keynote speakers:

John Worsfold - Essendon Football Club

Ange Postecoglou - Australian Socceroos Head Coach

Bo Hanson – Athlete Assessments

Dr. Kate Hall (Deakin University)

Dr. Cliff Mallett – University of Queensland

David Rath - Hawthorn

Robert Harvey - Collingwood

AFL Talent Program Staff

More detailed information can be found about the Keynote speakers here


Other presenters for the 2017 National Coaching Conference Include:

Peter Schwab - AFL

Peta Searle - St Kilda

David Parkin - AFL Coaching Ambassador

Stan Alves - AFL Coaching Ambassador

Luke Power – AFL Academy

Adrian Fletcher – AFL Queensland

Simon Dalrymple – Western Bulldogs

Jenny Williams - Best on Ground Consulting

Nikki Harwood (Collingwood)

Angie Bain (Netball Australia)

Nathan Burke (Nathan Burke Consulting)

David Wheadon (Coaching Consultant)

Matti Clements (Mental Edge Consulting)

Matt Jones (Dandenong Stingrays)

Kon Karavias (Blackburn FC)

Tim Rouse (Hudl)

Warren Nel (WAFC)

Michael Poulton (AFL)

Luke O'Shannessy (Oakleigh Chargers)

Dave Reynolds (SANFL)

Lawrie Woodman (AFL)

Mark Riley (Clontarf Foundation)

Ron Rooney (Coach Education Consultant)

Jamie Maddocks (Western Bulldogs)

Jordan Russell (Western Bulldogs)

Andy Collins (Williamstown FC)

Nick Dal Santo (AFL Academy)

Dale Amos (Carlton)

David Sheridan (SMJFL)

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th February


Friday: Registrations & Check in 5:00pm til 6:45pm, Keynote sessions 7:10pm til 10:30pm.

Saturday: 8:30am til 5:00pm, Conference Function 5:30pm til 8:30pm

Sunday: 9:00am til 4:00pm

Accredited Coaches
Whole Conference $400.00
Friday Only $110.00
Saturday Only $250.00
Sunday Only $190.00

Non-Accredited Coaches
Whole Conference $450.00
Friday Only $160.00
Saturday Only $290.00
Sunday Only $220.00


If you have registered but can no longer attend the 2017 AFL National Coaching Conference, then you can request for a refund. If you wish to request a refund please contact Troy Logan (Troy.Logan@afl.com.au).

*Please note that any refund requests received after Tuesday 24th January will incur a $40 administration fee if granted.


There will be accommodation available in Melbourne at discounted AFL rates at:

Novotel Melbourne on Collins

10% off the Best Unrestricted Rate (rates are subject to availability at the time of booking)
To book contact the hotel directly via phone (+61 3 96675800) or email (H1587@accor.com) and quote ‘AFL030217’  to be able to access the discount rate.

If you have any further questions in relation to the AFL National Coaching Conference, please don’t hesitate to contact either Troy Logan - Troy.Logan@afl.com.au or Lawrie Woodman – Lawrie.Woodman@afl.com.au 

Registrations will close on the Monday 30th of January, 2016

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