Penny Cula-Reid

Collingwood VFLW Coach

Penny always dreamed of coaching Collingwood.

Specifically, she dreamed of becoming the club’s first female coach.

In 2018, she has lived both those dreams and so much more.

Penny’s path to the senior coaching role saw her spend 13 years playing in the state competition with the St Kilda Sharks, before joining the Magpies for the inaugural AFL Women’s competition in 2017.

The 31-year-old has added her name to the history book as Collingwood’s first female football coach leading the club’s inaugural VFL Women’s team to the minor premiership in its inaugural season. She was also named VFLW Coach of the Year by AFL Victoria in 2018. Penny continues to lead the VFLW Magpies throughout the 2019 season.

Penny will share the trials and tribulations of her football journey, which includes a very public court battle to advocate for the right of older females to play football.

She shares her decision to publicly come out in the footy arena limelight, and the impact of losing her brother. 

Penny believes in doing whatever it takes to pave the path for the next generation.

Collingwood Football Club