Bec Goddard, Women’s Senior Coach
Adelaide’s inaugural Women’s Senior Coach has extensive playing and coaching experience both in the ACT and South Australia. Born and bred in Canberra, Goddard first started playing Aussie Rules in 1999 and has been pivotal in the growth of the women’s game. Her impressive playing and coaching career includes premierships at Eastlake Football Club women’s team as well assistant coach stints at NEAFL clubs Ainslie and Queanbeyan. Most recently Goddard was an assistant coach at Woodville-West Torrens men’s team Centre of Excellence. Her efforts to build the women’s game were recognised in 2015 when she was awarded AFL Football Woman of the Year. Goddard will continue her work as a pioneer of the women’s game as first coach of the Crows women's team in their inaugural AFLW season.
Nickname: Gods, Godsey, BG
Playing career: Belconnen Football Club (ACTWAFL) 1999-2001, Eastlake Football Club (ACTWAFL) 2002-2005, Melbourne University (VWFL) 2005-2006, Gungahlin Jets Football Club (AFL Canberra Women’s) 2008-2009
Playing awards: Premiership player at Eastlake Football Club 2002 and 2003, premiership player at Melbourne University 2005
Coaching career: Head Coach at Gungahlin Jets Football Club women’s team 2008-2009, Youth Girls Coach NSW/ACT 2010-2011, Head Coach at Eastlake Football Club women’s team 2011-2013 (premierships in 2011 and 2012), Senior Assistant Coach AFL Canberra women’s team 2012-2014, Assistant Coach at Queanbeyan Tigers men’s team in the NEAFL 2014, Head Coach AFL Canberra women’s representative program 2015, Assistant Coach Ainslie Football Club men’s team in the NEAFL 2015, Assistant Coach SANFL Women’s State Program 2016, Assistant Coach at Woodville-West Torrens men’s team Centre of Excellence 2016, AFC Women’s Senior Coach 2016 - current
Did you know …? Goddard has served as a member of the Australian Federal Police since 2001.
Andrew Hodges, Women’s Senior Assistant Coach
Born in Adelaide, the Hodges family moved to Alice Springs when Andrew was five. While completing his schooling, Hodges took up baseball until he was old enough to play in the local football competition. At 17, Hodges moved to Darwin to pursue greater opportunities in the sport and was invited to represent the Northern Territory at the Under 18 Division Two Nationals. Hodges continued playing in the NTFL for several years until he discovered his passion for coaching at the Southern Districts Football Club in the 2007/08 season. Since then, Hodges has won two NTFL titles as head coach and two as an assistant, and served as an assistant in NT Thunder’s 2015 NEAFL Premiership. He is well-recognised for his work with the NT State Academy and for developing and nurturing underage talent in the Northern Territory.
Nickname: Hodgy, Hodgo
Playing career: West Football Club (CAFL) 1994-95, Southern Districts Football Club (NTFL) 1996-99, St Mary’s Football Club (NTFL) 2000-2004, Southern Districts Football Club (NTFL) 2005-2007
Playing awards: CAFL Premiership player at West Football Club 1996
Coaching career: U18 Head Coach Southern Districts 2007-2008, U16 Head Coach NT Thunder 2013, Assistant Coach at St Marys Football Club 2012-2014, Assistant Coach at NT Thunder 2014, Senior Coach at Wanderers Football Club 2014, Senior Women’s Coach NT v South Australia 2015, U16 and U18 NT Thunder coach 2015-2016, Coaching Mentor Senior Women 2016, 2016 NAB AFL U18 National Championships Allies Assistant Coach 2016, Development Coach AFLNT State Academy 2015-2016, AFC Women’s Senior Assistant Coach 2016-current
Did you know …? In 2014 Andrew donated bone marrow to a stranger who was suffering from cancer and required a very rare type of marrow