Colac Imperials footballer Georgia Watson is set to help develop the region’s future stars after landing an assistant coaching role with the Geelong Falcons.
The Falcons have appointed Watson, 22, as the NAB League Girls’ team’s new backline coach.
She will work under new head coach and former AFL coach Brendan McCartney at the club.
Watson, a former Geelong Falcons representative, said she was excited to take on the role after receiving a phone call out of the blue two weeks ago.
It was the Falcons’ midfield coach Cameron Don, who is involved with Barwon Heads’ women’s football, that put Watson’s name forward.
“It was a nice surprise, they called me about two weeks ago, they said they were looking to add a young female to the coaching panel,” Watson said.
“I had a sit down with Brendan, the coach, and a few others and it went from there,” she said.
Watson has been a pioneer of women’s football since her junior days at Simpson, before crossing to Modewarre, North Geelong where she played in her first senior premiership, and now the Colac Imperials where she was captain this year.
She also captained the Falcons in the V-Line Cup, was vice-captain of Vic Country’s under-18 side in 2014, and spent a year on Geelong’s VFL Women’s list last year.
See today’s Colac Herald for more.