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Former Adelaide coach Bec Goddard tees off at AFLW’s lack of female leaders (Australia)

Adelaide’s AFLW premiership coach Bec Goddard has taken aim at the AFL, saying the league is miles behind basketball in its treatment of female leaders.

Goddard and the Crows parted ways last year after she was unable to secure a full-time position, despite leading the club to the inaugural AFLW flag in 2017.

Following her departure from Adelaide after two seasons, the 40-year-old took up a coaching role with WNBL club, the Canberra Capitals.

Canberra head coach Paul Goriss revealed Goddard was pivotal as the club built a 12-game winning streak en route to their first title in eight years.

Goddard said the code-hopping experience demonstrated to her that the AFL was lagging behind in promoting female leadership.

“I thought it might take one club in Adelaide to do it with me and obviously I went on to have the success that we did, but nothing really changed,” Goddard told reporters on Thursday.

“It was pretty hard when I left, I felt like I was going through a bit of a bad break-up.

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