The East Fremantle Women’s Football Club is delighted to announce that dual Premiership winning coach Nikki Harwood will continue in her role as Head Coach of the Sharks in 2019.
Harwood’s coaching resume is second to none, having coached multiple state teams, AFLW sides as well as key roles within the men’s WAFL system. She is a much respected figure within not only female football circles but the wider football community in WA and nationally.
An AFL accredited High Performance Coach, Harwood recently won the 2018 Football Woman of the Year Community Award after many years of service to football, culminating in the most recent WAWFL Grand Final win over Subiaco.
President Kate Argent is thrilled to have Harwood continue into 2019 saying “Nikki’s experience and professionalism not only give the Club a huge advantage on the field, she has also helped to build a strong club culture that is focused on player development and setting professional standards.
Through her knowledge and dedication, our players receive the best opportunity to develop their skills and take their football to the highest level, both individually and as a team. We are delighted to have Nikki continue as Head Coach in 2019 and look forward to building on the success of 2018.”
On her reappointment, Harwood also said “I’m really looking forward to being onboard again in 2019 after a successful 2018. We put a huge emphasis on having fun and enjoying our football together and there’s no doubt this year’s results are a reflection of this. My coaching has evolved significantly over the past few years – I’m curious, innovative and adventurous in my methods and the girls have really responded. The Sharks are building an exciting and entertaining brand of football and I can’t wait to see what we can do in 2019.”
The Club is seeking additions to the 2019 coaching team, as well as a range of key football support personnel across the following areas:
League, Reserves, Youth Girls coaches, Strength and Conditioning, Trainers (including Head Trainer), Wellbeing Officer, Football Operations – various roles.
For further information and Role Descriptions please click here, or contact the Football Manager via football@eastfreosharks.
All expressions of interest should be directed to the Football Manager via email: football@
Applications close at 5.00pm Friday 30 November 2018
Nikki Harwood’s Coaching Highlights
2011-2013. 2018 – Head Coach East Fremantle Women’s Football Club (Premiers 2011 & 2018)
2018 – West Coast Eagles Female Academy Assistant Coach
2017 – Midfield Coach, Collingwood AFLW
2017 – Assistant Coach East Fremantle Reserves, WAFL
2017 – Head Coach WA Women’s State 23’s
2016 – Assistant Coach East Fremantle Colts
2015 – Opposition Analysis East Fremantle, WAFL
2015 – Assistant Coach, Western Bulldogs, Women’s AFL Exhibition Match
2014 – Co-Head Coach Western Bulldogs, Women’s AFL Exhibition Match
2014 – Senior Coach WA Indigenous All Stars South, Nicky Winmar Carnival
2014-2015 – Senior Coach WA Female High Performance Talent Academy
2013 – Assistant Coach Melbourne FC, Women’s AFL Exhibition match
2013 – Assistant Coach WA Women’s Senior Team
2012 – Assistant Coach National Female High Performance Academy
2012 – Senior Coach Women’s Indigenous All-Stars, Yorga Koodjal Kadadjiny Match
2012 – Assistant Coach WA U18 Youth Girls
2010 – Assistant Coach WA U18 Youth Girls
2004 – Senior Coach Southern Thunder, WA Women’s Football League