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Peta Searle
Personal information
Full name Peta Searle
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2020 St Kilda

Peta Searle OAM is the coach of the St Kilda Football Club in the AFL Women's competition (AFLW). Searle became the first woman appointed as an assistant coach in the Australian Football League when she was chosen by St Kilda as a development coach.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Searle played football for ten years.[citation needed] Searle started her playing career with the Scorpions at the age of 20 and then moved onto the Albion Football Club, Parkside Football Club and then the Darebin Falcons. She played over 100 games,[2] won five premierships, represented Victoria on seven occasions and was named on the all Australian team three times.[3][4]

Searle was named in the VFLW Team of the 1990s and in the backline of the VFLW Silver Jubilee Team.[5] She became a VFLW life member in 2011.[6]

Coaching career[edit]

Searle began her coaching career in 2005. She coached the inaugural Victorian under 19 side in 2005.[7]

Searle became head coach of the Darebin Falcons VFLW team in 2006 and she coached them to five premierships from 2006 to 2010.[2] She was name Victorian Female Coach of the Year in 2010.[8] Searle was appointed the coach of the Darebin Falcons Silver Jubilee Football Team in 2015.[9]

Searle was a development coach at the Western Jets in 2011.[4][2] In 2011 and 2013, she was the head coach of Women's Victorian State Team in the AFL Women's National Championships[2][10][4] and was named the All Australian Coach of the 2011 AFL Women's National Championships.[2] She was also the Head Coach of the AFL Victoria VWFL Academy between 2012 & 2014.[4][2]

Seale was the Assistant Coach at VAFA team St Kevin’s Old Boys in 2014.[2]

Seale coached the Western Bulldogs in the first AFL women's exhibition game in 2013[11] and the second game in 2014.[2]

She debuted as a coach for Victorian Football League team Port Melbourne Football Club on 25 March 2012[12] and coached there under Gary Ayres in 2012 and 2013.[4]

Searle joined the Saints as a development coach in 2014, making her the AFL’s first full-time female assistant coach.[13][14] In 2018 she was appointed the Head of Female Football Pathways and coach of the Saints first ever affiliated female team in the VFLW competition.[15]

On 17 April 2019, Searle was appointed the head coach of the St Kilda Football Club ahead of them entering the AFL Women's competition in 2020.[16][17]

Honours and achievements[edit]

Searle won the Female Coach of the Year in the Victorian Australian Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Awards in 2010.[18] In 2012, the Victorian Australian Football Coaches Association (AFCA) named the award after her and it is now known as the Peta Searle Female Coach of the Year Award.[19]

Searle was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2017.[20]

Searle received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to the AFL in the Queen Birthday Honours on 10 June 2019.[21] In October 2019 she was named one of The Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence in the category of Arts, Culture and Sport.[22]

Other work[edit]

Searle was a physical education teacher at Brighton Secondary College between 1996 and 2014.[23][24]

Personal life[edit]

Searle as two children, Tess and Jackson.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peta Searle becomes first woman appointed as a development coach in the AFL". Daily Life. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "VWFL legend Peta Searle appointed as Victorian state coach - Victorian Womens Football League". SportsTG. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  3. ^ "Peta Searle Head Coach - Victorian Womens Football League". SportsTG. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Congratulations Peta Searle - Victorian Womens Football League". SportsTG. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  5. ^ "TEAMS OF THE 80s, 90s, 2000s 25TH ANNIVERSARY - Victorian Womens Football League". SportsTG. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  6. ^ "VWFL Life Members - Victorian Womens Football League". SportsTG. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  7. ^ "Victorian Women's Football League State Squad". AFL Victoria. 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  8. ^ Falcons, Darebin (2010-11-07). "Victorian Coach of the Year". Darebin Women's Sports Club. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  9. ^ Falcons, Darebin (2015-07-10). "DWSC 25th Anniversary - Silver Jubilee Football Team announced". Darebin Women's Sports Club. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  10. ^ "The Big V team finalised - Victorian Womens Football League". SportsTG. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  11. ^ Falcons, Darebin (2013-07-15). "Dees dominate Doggies but Women's footy the real winner". Darebin Women's Sports Club. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  12. ^ Falcons, Darebin (2012-03-19). "Peta SEARLE's VFL Coaching Debut - 25th March 2012". Darebin Women's Sports Club. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  13. ^ "Saints sign first female AFL coach". www.heraldsun.com.au. 2014-06-02. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  14. ^ "Searle a groundbreaking Saint". saints.com.au. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  15. ^ "Peta Searle - VFLW Senior Coach and Head of Female Football Pathways". saints.com.au. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  16. ^ "Signed Searle delivered". saints.com.au. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  17. ^ Ramsey, Michael (2019-04-17). "Saints appoint Peta Searle as AFLW coach". The Age. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  18. ^ "AFL Community: Victoria's Best Coaches Honoured". www.aflcommunityclub.com.au. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  19. ^ "LIFETIME AWARD FOR ORMOND'S MIKE McARTHUR-ALLEN". VAFA. 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  20. ^ "Wayback Machine" (PDF). web.archive.org. 2018-04-01. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  21. ^ "Award Extract - Australian Honours Search Facility, Award ID 2004801". honours.pmc.gov.au. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  22. ^ "AFR's 11 most influential women revealed". Australian Financial Review. 2019-10-22. Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  23. ^ Melbourne, National Foundation for Australian Women and The University of. "Searle, Peta - Woman - The Australian Women's Register". www.womenaustralia.info. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  24. ^ "The Peta Searle story". saints.com.au. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  25. ^ Lane, Samantha (2014-04-26). "Peta Searle gives up coaching dream". The Age. Retrieved 2019-06-06.