Transgender former AFL coach keen on switching roles to women's competition

LGBTIQ+ advocate Dani Laidley reportedly pursuing coaching job with West Coast AFL Women’s team.

Transgender former AFL coach keen on switching roles to women's competition
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Former North Melbourne coach Dani Laidley has expressed a keen interest in taking up the vacant senior coaching position at West Coast Eagles' AFL Women’s team.

Laidley, who coached North Melbourne’s men’s team between 2003 and 2009, revealed a desire to return to coaching, saying they were longing for the adrenaline of week-to-week competition.

Laidley's enthusiasm for coaching was evident in recent comments, sharing excitement about the prospect, mentioning that they had been approached by a Victorian-based club for an assistant coaching role.

Having recently spoken to Eagles players ahead of the Pride Round, Laidley, a prominent LGBTIQ+ advocate, championed 'the importance of acceptance and inclusion.' 

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  • By Avi Yemini

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