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Coaching Bio

Brisbane Lions Small Forward and Ex-Australian Touch player. I am excited to help the next generation of AFL and Touch Football players achieve their goals and gain confidence in their ability.

I started playing AFL in 2015 after transitioning from Touch Football, where I represented Queensland and Australia. After the 2017 AFLW season, I was named in the All Australian Team. I had kicked the most goals for the Brisbane Lions and I had the second most metres gained per disposal of the Top 100 ball winners in 2017. In my life away from sport I am a Maths and P.E Teacher, where I enjoy seeing students achieve things they never thought they could. I have a passion for coaching and love passing on what I have learnt to assist others. At school, I have also coached sporting teams. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and also sharing my experiences I have had through sport. I am happy to coach males and females of any age and ability level who want to improve their skills and confidence in the sport of AFL or Touch Football. I love both AFL and Touch Football and love the fun that can be had when both playing and training. I find coaching and mentoring the most rewarding way to use the skills and experience I have acquired as a professional athlete.


  • Marking
  • Goal Kicking
  • General Play Kicking
  • General AFL Skills
  • Speed and Conditioning
  • General Touch Football Skills
  • Passing
  • Technical skills of Touch Football
  • Agility
  • Mentoring


  • Working with Children Teacher Exemption Card
  • QUT - Bachelor of Education awarded 12/12/2014
  • Queensland College of Teachers - Registered Teacher expiry 7/11/2019

Coaching Locations

  • Leyshon Park Yeronga, Brisbane, QLD 4104, Australia
  • Coorparoo AFC 33 Birubi St, Coorparoo, Brisbane, QLD 4151, Australia

Session Types

One-on-One Coaching 45 MINS $65

One-on-One Coaching 60 MINS $80


Melissa - 17-02-2019

OMG - My daughter Shantay had the experience of her life. Thank you Kate McCarthy for being so down to earth, finding out what Shantay wanted to work on and then basing your training session on that. Thankyou for taking time out of your already busy life and using that to help and coach the next generation. #aflw #playbookcoach

Imogen - 23-01-2019

Super great and useful! I had a great time with Kate and my skills have definitely improved :)

Chris - 24-11-2018

My daughter Bonnie was delighted to have an insightful and inspirational training session with Kate McCarthy ( AFLW ) Kates experience and all round technical knowledge will surely benefit Bons all round game play. We're all kickin goals from a very rewarding experience.