Inaugural Tiger player Lexia Edwards is coming back to the Bay as the Women’s Senior Coach for the next two years.
The Club is thrilled to welcome the former leader, who boasts an impressive playing and coaching resume on top of her Bachelor of Human Movement and qualifications as a PE teacher.
First stepping onto the scene in 2017 as GFCW player #2, Lexia played 15 games and was Glenelg’s leading goal kicker in 2018 with 11 goals. A hard-working player and dominant presence on the field, Lexia was nominated vice captain in 2018 alongside captain Cass Hartley.
After hanging up the footy boots, Lexia remained in the GFCW program as a forward line assistant, while also taking on the responsibility of head coach for the Under 17 GFC development program.
In 2020, Lexia made the move to Queensland to coach the QAFLW side and Yeronga Football Club, along with undertaking a coaching role with the Brisbane Lions Girls Academy. During this time, she was also the head coach of the Narangba Valley State High School AFL Academy program.
Now, Lexia is ready for a new challenge and is looking forward to moving back to South Australia, meeting the playing group and planning for season 2023.
“I’m really excited to be returning to the Bay – a club that has been so pivotal to me as a player and coach. I’m hoping to have a positive impact on the playing group and support staff, and I’m really eager to get stuck into it,” she said.
Head of Football Paul Sandercock said the football department is confident in Lexia’s ability to continue driving success within the women’s program.
“We were really pleased to lock in the contract with Lexia. Her close ties to the Club, along with her experience, made her a fine candidate. We’re excited about her vision for our program and we look forward to seeing her uphold and continue to develop the high standards and culture we’ve established,” he said.
The Club wishes Lexia Edwards all the best in her new role.