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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.

Fast facts
Nickname: Gods, Godsey, BG
DOB: 16/6/1978
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.

Fast facts
Nickname: Hodgy, Hodgo
DOB: 3/7/1978
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




Mark Moody, Women's Assistant Coach
Moody is a passionate coach with strong credentials having held senior roles at the Ethelton, Goodwood, Woodville South and Portland football clubs in the SAAFL as well as with Peel Thunder in the WAFL. He has 22 years of coaching experience and has previously worked with the SA Women’s State Team so has a strong understanding of the women’s game.

Fast facts
Nickname:
Moods
DOB:
23/05/1963
Playing career:
Port Adelaide Magpies 1976 – 1983, Ethelton FC, Pooraka FC, Greek FC, Portland FC
Playing awards:
B&F Port Adelaide magpies U17, Premiership player at Pooraka & Greek FC, B&F at Ethelton, SA State representative as a Junior
Coaching career:
1988 - 1996 Ethelton Football Club coaching roles as follows: Under 16s Coach, Under 9s Coach, Reserves Coach, A Grade Assistant Coach, Senior Coach, 1997-2001 Portland Football Club Reserves and A Grade Assistant Coach, 2001-2003 Goodwood Saints Football Club Reserves and A Grade Assistant Coach, 2004-2005 Woodville South Football Club Senior Coach, 2006-2011 Port Adelaide Magpies Football Club Under 17s Assistant Coach, Under 19s Assistant Coach, COE Mentor Coach, 2012 Peel Thunder (WAFL) League Assistant Coach and Caretaker League Coach, 2013-2014 Centrals Football Club Peel Football League Senior Coach, 2016 SA Women’s State Team Assistant Coach, 2016 Portland Football Club A Grade Senior Coach

Did you know… Moody was the Caretaker Senior Coach for Peel Thunder in the WAFL in 2012

Andrew McLeod, Assistant Coach (Midfield)
McLeod moved from Darwin to South Australia to play with Port Adelaide in the SANFL, winning a premiership with the club in 1994.  McLeod made his AFL debut for the Crows in 1995, winning a Rising Star nomination while quickly announcing himself to the football world.  Renowned for his pace and creativity, McLeod began to dominate through the midfield and off half-back, and in 1997 and 1998 won consecutive Norm Smith medals as best afield in the Crows’ back-to-back premierships.  McLeod won his first of his three Club best and fairest awards in 1997, and was named in the first of five All-Australian teams in 1998, the year in which he booted seven goals in the winning preliminary final. 
McLeod played a Club record 340 games for the Crows and retired with a host of medals and awards to his name.  Widely regarded as one of the best players of the modern era, McLeod retired in 2010 following persistent knee troubles, before going on to play in the Northern Territory’s inaugural NEAFL flag in 2011.

Fast facts
Nickname:
Bunji
DOB: 4/8/1976
Playing career: 340 games for Adelaide (Club games record)
Playing awards: Premiership player at Adelaide in 1997 & 1998, Norm Smith Medal in 1997 & 1998,  All-Australian in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006 & 2007 (Captain),  Malcom Blight Medal for Adelaide’s best and fairest in 1997, 2001 & 2007, Adelaide Team of the Decade 1991-2000, Adelaide Football Club Life Member, Indigenous Team of the Century, Indigenous All-Stars representative 2003 (Captain), 2005, 2007(C) & 2007 (C), Leigh Matthews Trophy 2001, Michael Tuck Medal 2003, International Rules Series captain 2007, Adelaide pre-season premiership 2003, Jim Stynes Medal 2005, Showdown Medal 2007, Polly Farmer Medal 2007, Dream Team captain 2008, Rising Star Nominee 1995,  SANFL premiership player at Port Adelaide 1994, NEAFL premiership player at Northern Territory 2011, Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee.
Coaching career: Assistant Coach at Norwood (SANFL), Senior Coach at St. Michaels College in 2017.

Did you know …? Ten years after becoming Adelaide’s youngest Club Champion in 1997 at the age of 21, McLeod became its oldest winner with his third award in 2007.

Peter Caven, Assistant Coach (Defence)
Caven played a combined 57 games for Fitzroy and Sydney as a defensive shutdown specialist, before moving to Adelaide ahead of the 1996 season.  Caven established himself on the half-back flank after being trialled as a forward in his first season at the Club, going on to play in the Crows’ back-to-back premierships in 1997 and 1998.

Fast facts
Nickname: Cavo
DOB: 16/5/1970
Playing career: 139 games (Fitzroy 39, Sydney 18, Adelaide 82)
Playing awards: Premiership player at Adelaide in 1997 & 1998, Adelaide Team of the Decade 1991-2000.
Coaching career: Senior Coach at Sacred Heart Old Collegians, Assistant Coach at Glenelg (SANFL), Assistant Coach South Australian Under-18’s.

Did you know …? In his first game for Adelaide, Caven kicked a career-high four goals against his former club Sydney.