Coaching Development Program


The Women in Sport Coaching Scholarship (WCS) is a partnership between Womensport & Recreation Tasmania Inc. (WSRT) and Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) aimed at providing quality coaching opportunities to women and increasing the number of female coaches in Tasmania.

The WCS will target individuals who might not otherwise be able to access high quality coach education and development opportunities through financial constraints or who are from rural communities.

The WCS provides not just financial but also mentoring support to the successful applicant by providing them with the opportunity to gain valuable national experience whilst expanding their knowledge and skills through hands-on coaching, education and development opportunities.

Program Outcomes

  • commitment to coaching at a high level;
  • development through demonstrated progression along the coach pathway; and
  • personal development

Who is eligible?

The successful candidate must meet the following criteria to be considered for the scholarship:

  • Must be female and 18 years of age or over.
  • An Australian citizen or have been granted permanent resident status.
  • Interested in developing as a female coach.

The timing of the scholarship period is flexible and dependent on the individual, the program activities and the sport.


The total amount of funding for this program is $5,000.

For more details:

Lindsay Harris
Manager, Performance Services