Damien Keeping arrives at the Blues with an impressive list of credentials, including roles as VWFL Women’s Academy Assistant Coach, AFL Vic Metro Youth Girls Senior Assistant Coach, Under 18 Calder Cannons TAC Cup Line Coach, as well as his stint as Head Coach of the Western Bulldogs’ AFL Victoria Exhibition Game against Melbourne earlier this year.
Responsibilities: Female football program, including the recuitment and development of coaching staff.
Scott Gowans brings a wealth of coaching knowledge to Carlton’s women’s team, having been the senior coach of the AFL Victoria Country Youth Girls team, as well as the senior coach for Longwarry over the past two seasons. Gowan’s composed nature has proven to be very successful at youth girls level, as the Blues look forward to him having a significant influence on the development of the playing group.
Jane Lange is described as one of the most talented female coaches in the game. She not only coached the highly successful Darebin Falcons to their fourth straight premiership this season, she also played in the side as well. A teacher by trade, Lange will no doubt help create a learning environment for the playing group and set a high standard around the Club.
Graham Burgen has an enormous amount of coaching experience, having held the positions of senior coach at the AFL Victoria VWFL Academy, as well as high performance coach at the Calder Cannons FC. His role as senior coach of the AFL Victoria VWFL Academy involved leading and overseeing the development of young talent – a skill that will no doubt be utilised in his new position at Carlton.
Jackson Kornberg arrives at Ikon Park from the Sandringham Dragons Football Club, where he held the role of assistant coach. He has also been an assistant coach for the AFL Victoria Youth Girls, where he was involved in elite training programs. His ability to understand and identify trends in the game will make him a valuable resource and asset for the team.
Brett Alexander arrives at Carlton with a plethora of experience coaching women’s sport. He is currently the head of the AFL Girls Program in the Sports Academy at Hallam Senior College, where he’s been a teacher for the past nine years.
He is also a Level 2 coach, and was appointed the head coach of Seaford Women’s Football/Netball Club at the start of this year. Prior to joining Carlton, Brett held coaching and conditioning roles at TAC, as well as senior and junior clubs for both males and females.
Vanessa Lewicki is an up-and-coming coach within the football ranks, having been involved with the AFL Victoria Country Youth Girls team across the past three years, as well as holding a coaching role with the U18 Dandenong Stingrays Youth Girls Academy for the past two seasons. She is completing her Level 2 Coaching accreditation in 2017 and is looking forward to working within this elite program and being mentored by many excellent coaches and support staff.