Posted on Wednesday 12th October, 2022


The North Sunshine Football Club has announced Collingwood AFLW Rookie and former junior Emily Smith has been appointed coach of its Senior Women’s team for the 2023 Victoria University Polytechnic season.

Smith, who played her juniors in the WRFL, will make her return to the league next season, with the Roadrunners excited at the prospect of a former player making a comeback to the club where it all began.

Smith was listed as a Rookie with the Magpies for the current AFLW season back in June. She also has an extensive cricket resume, having played in the Women’s Big Bash League and Women’s National Cricket League.

North Sunshine finished the Division 2 Senior Women’s season in seventh place.