2013 AFL National Coaching Conference

7pm Friday 8 Feb – 4pm Sunday 10 Feb 2013
Etihad Stadium, Docklands, Melbourne

The AFL National Coaching Conference attracts around 500 coaches from across Australia.

Spend a great weekend hearing from experienced coaches and experts in the game and talking footy with other coaches from around the country who want to develop their coaching skills to better develop and improve their teams for the 2013 season and beyond.

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Friday 8th February to Sunday 10th February
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne


Accredited Coaches

Whole Conference


Friday Only


Saturday Only


Sunday Only


Non-Accredited Coaches

Whole Conference


Friday Only


Saturday Only


Sunday Only


Umpire Coaches -

Umpire Coach Conference*


*Those registering for this option must be a participant in the AFL Umpire Coach Professional Development Program and must attend the Umpire Coach Professional Development Program Conference. Accommodation will be provided for umpire coaches from outside Melbourne attending the AFL Umpire Coach Professional Development Program Conference


See presentations that are similar to those presented at the AFL High Performance (Level 3) Coaching course. This is also a good opportunity to gain credits towards AFL coach re-accreditation requirements.

Presenters currently confirmed for the conference include:

  • Current AFL Senior Coach - Michael Malthouse (Carlton)
  • Triple Olympic Gold Medallist - Drew Ginn (Rowing Australia)
  • Former AFL Senior Coaches - Stan Alves (AFL Coaching Ambassador), Gary Ayres (Port Melbourne FC), Jeff Gieschen (AFL Umpires’ Manager); David Parkin (AFL Coaching Ambassador), Peter Schwab (AFL Director of Coaching);
  • Current AFL Club Coaching and support staff - Dale Amos (Geelong Cats), John Barker (Carlton), Scott Borlace (Brisbane Lions), Mathew Capuano (Carlton), Adrian Fletcher (Brisbane Lions), Paul Hood (Geelong Cats), Paul Hudson (St Kilda), Jason Lappin (North Melbourne), Nigel Lappin (Geelong Cats), Craig McRae (Collingwood), Brett Munro (Gold Coast Suns), Mark Riley (Gold Coast Suns), Glenn Stewart (West Coast Eagles), Rob Wiley (Carlton);
  • Consultant experts - Kevin Ball (kicking), Michelle Cort (nutrition), Anthony Klarica (psychology), Ernie Merrick (Former Melbourne Victory Coach), Leigh Russell (branding & communication), Jenny Williams (high performance strategy).

Other quality presenters are being added to the program as their participation is confirmed.

View draft program - keep up to date with additions to the program by checking back regularly.


The AFL's Official Hotel Partners, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn have kindly offered discounted rates for conference attendees (8th & 9th February 2013 only) –

  • Crowne Plaza Melbourne - $185 Room Only / $205 Room & breakfast
  • Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders - $175 / $195 Room & breakfast

** IMPORTANT: These rates are strictly subject to availability.
** IMPORTANT: Rates only applicable for 8th & 9th February 2013.

Access these rates by emailing the following contacts with your request for a room, quoting code "AFL Coaching Conference":

NOTE: As per previous years, accommodation has been arranged at Travelodge Docklands for umpire coaches from outside metropolitan Victoria attending the AFL Umpire Coach PD Program National Conference.

AFL Umpire Coach PD Program National Conference

The AFL Umpire Coach Professional Development Program National Conference will once again be held in conjunction with the AFL National Coaches Conference. Bringing player coaches and umpire coaches together for this weekend reinforces that umpiring is everybody’s business.


Register and pay online now.



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