The UQAFC are thrilled to announce that Damien Richards has been appointed as its new head QWAFL coach for season 2016.
In a coup for the club’s ladies program, Damo brings a wealth of experience coaching club and representative sides. Most notably he steered the Coorparoo women’s side to back-to-back premierships, and is currently coaching the Brisbane South Vixens in the U17 Youth Girls State Championships.
Damo is a very well-respected coach who takes over the reigns of the Red Lioness flagship team from Michael Swann, who will step back from the head coaching role and into a more administrative position around the club due to increasing work commitments.
Our ladies program has flourished since its inception just three years ago, boasting sides in both the QWAFL State League and the more development-focussed QWAFA competition. Both sides are renowned within their respective leagues for the passion which they bring to their footy, have been improving dramatically week after week, and will look to be genuine premiership-contenders under Damo’s tutelage.
Regardless of whether you have prior footy experience, if you are interested in being a part of our ladies program please shoot us an email to find out more about joining the Red Lionesses!
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