Ladder Development Coach to take leading role in AFL Female Diversity Championship

Staff writer

Ladder Step Up Western Sydney Development Coach, Codie Briggs has been named as a Coach at the upcoming AFL Female Diversity Championships.

The AFL Female Diversity Championship is an annual event for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and multicultural young people from across the country. The event will be held in Byron Bay where teams will be competing over five days.

Briggs, who was a member of the AFLW inaugural GWS GIANTS team said she is excited to take on the challenging role.

“I am extremely grateful to AFL NSW/ACT for giving me the opportunity to work with the girls this year. It's my first official coaching role which I am very excited about and looking forward to building on.

“The event is going to be a great chance for these girls to display their talent, as well as making new connections with the other participants over the week.”

Miss Briggs brings valuable knowledge and skills to guide the nineteen female players representing NSW/ACT, having recently been awarded both the Player's player and Golden Boot for her local Club, the Newtown Breakaways.

"I'm excited to share my knowledge and develop the players. The girls are hungry for knowledge of the game and as a Coach that’s great to see in your players.”

Miss Briggs will continue in her role at Ladder Step Up Western Sydney, where she runs developement programs for young people exiting out-of-home care.

To find out more about Ladder Step Up Western Sydney or to refer a person into the program, please click here