The WA Football Commission is delighted to confirm the appointment of Marc Webb as its new Head of Coaching.
The former Fremantle Dockers assistant coach and Head of Development Academy will lead a new portfolio of coaching in WA, formulating coaching frameworks and accreditations at all levels of community football across WA.
The Head of Coaching will work closely with all community coaches to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible environments to increase player retention.
Webb, 41, will also support WA’s talent development coaches to enhance the development of players’ entry into the WAFL/WAFLW, Simply Energy State Academy programs and/or the AFL/AFLW system.
A key component of this full-time position will include coaching the male WA U19s at the annual National Championships, focusing on player welfare and development.
Webb comes to the WAFC with a wealth of football experience after claiming a Premiership with the Claremont Football Club in 2012 as a Senior Coach.
The former Subiaco player joined the Fremantle coaching panel in 2013 and served in a number of development and assistant coaching roles for seven seasons.
As a player, Webb played 176 games for Subiaco, including four premierships with the Lions between 2002 & 2010.
More recently, Webb has been completing a Masters of Education at Edith Cowan University.
Webb said he was thrilled to be joining the WAFC, welcoming the opportunity to work with a range of players and coaches across the WA Football Pathway.
“To be able to work across all levels of football in WA is something I am really excited about,” Webb said.
“Giving back to WA footy and trying to pass on some of my knowledge over the journey to coaches and players all over the state will be extremely rewarding.”
“At the elite level, I want to prepare players as best I can for the AFL and AFLW as well as the WAFL competitions, but also continue to develop athletes as good people.”
“I am excited to meet all the players and staff across both the talent and community football programs.”
Executive Manager - WAFL & Talent, Scott Baker was pleased to get an individual with the background, skills and experience of Webb.
“To get a quality of person like Marc Webb into our organisation is extremely exciting,” Baker said.
“Marc has great credentials across the AFL and WAFL, whilst also having a very strong knowledge of community football right through all levels of the game.”
“We look forward to welcoming Marc and his family to the WAFC on December 3.”
Beau McDonald and Ben Dyer will continue their roles as part of the Simply Energy WA State Academy, with McDonald coaching the AFLW U17s and U19s programs, while Dyer will continue as coach of the male U17s program.