Scott Gowans

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Scott Gowans
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2019– North Melbourne (AFLW) 0 (0–0–0)

Scott Gowans is an Australian rules football coach who currently serves as the head coach of the North Melbourne Football Club in the AFL Women's competition (AFLW).

Coaching career[edit]

Gowans coached senior local men's football in West Gippsland as an assistant with Longwarry in the Ellinbank & District Football League in 2013 and 2014, before becoming senior coach during the 2015 and 2016 seasons.[1]

In 2015 and 2016 he also served as the inaugural head coach of the Dandenong Stingrays women's academy side, including in the Stingrays 2016 Youth Girls Academy Challenge premiership win.[2][3]

Gowans coached the Victoria Country side at the 2016 AFL Youth Girls National Championships before winning the national title with the same side at the 2017 Championships.[4][5][6]

Gowans coached Diamond Creek to a grand final appearance in the VFL Women's competition in 2017.[7]

Gowans served as an assistant coach for Carlton during the inaugural 2017 AFL Women's season.[4]

In October 2017, Gowans was appointed as the inaugural coach of North Melbourne's new AFL Women's team, to enter the competition during the 2019 season.[7] In 2018 Gowan crossed to become the head coach of Melbourne University in the VFL Women's competition, as part of the club's partnership with AFLW club, North Melbourne.[7]


  1. ^ Bennett, Russell (20 July 2016). "Gowans quits Crows to coach AFL women's side". Gazette. Star News Group. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ Potter, Jarrod (24 November 2014). "Region full of talent". Star Journal. Star News Group. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  3. ^ O'Connor, Callum (29 March 2016). "STINGRAYS CROWNED YGAC CHAMPIONS". AFL Victoria. Sports TG. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Gowans departs Ikon Park". Carlton Media. Telstra Media. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  5. ^ Creely, Nick (1 May 2017). "Ray of hope for young Stingers". Star Journal. Star News Group. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  6. ^ Black, Sarah (19 June 2017). "AFLW U18: Vic Country snares historic win". AFL Media. Telstra Media. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "AFLW: Gowans appointed AFLW coach". North Melbourne Football Club. Telstra Media. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2019.

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