At 21 she become Australia’s first female WAFL assistant coach and put West Perth through their paces.

At 23 she managed 150 staff through a $10.3 million Leisure Centre redevelopment.

At 25 she became Managing Director of her own national company.

And at 27 she became a Mother also known as - story-teller, doctor, teacher, fireman, garbage truck driver, princess, kangaroo, 5th wiggle and more....


Michelle is currently the inaugural Senior Coach of Fremantle Football Club Women's Team and former Player Development Coach at Melbourne Football Club and Assistant Coach with South Fremantle Football Club.

In 2013 Michelle was appointed as the 1st Senior Coach for the Melbourne Football Club Women's side. 

Michelle was also awarded the Football Woman of the Year for 2013.

Michelle has also recently been appointed the 2014 AFL DSR Coach of the Year.


Homegrown success story and compelling speaker, Michelle Cowan, has always defied convention

From being the only girl in the locker room, to the only Gen-Y in the boardroom, Michelle is a daring story of success against the odds.

Taking the attitude which made her the
pioneer of women of professional football coaching into the workplace, Michelle managed a team of 150 government staff as a 23 year old, before launching her own national training company, working with some of the biggest names in Australian sport.   


Michelle's amazing stories are a tribute to what all of us can achieve with enough guts, grit and groove!  


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