Canada’s Olympic Gold Medal winning coach Bev Priestman to talk at Women Onside conference

Women Onside is delighted to announce that Bev Priestman will be a keynote speaker at our upcoming Women in Football Leadership Conference online on Thursday 23 September.


Bev will talk about the success of her Canadian team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and share with you her personal thoughts on the future of football for women and girls.


Don’t miss this exclusive chance to hear directly from football’s top woman coach (we think we can say that right now).


About Bev Priestman


Bev Priestman is the Head Coach of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold Medal winning Canadian women's football team.


Born in England's north-east, Bev took on coaching roles at a young age - she is still only thirty five years old. After graduating from university with a bachelor's degree in science and football and working in various roles in England, Bev took up a coaching role for Football New Zealand. Next step was Canada where she worked as a women's national team assistant coach under John Herdman and was also coach of Canadian national women's youth teams.


Bev went back to England to work as an assistant coach for the national women's team under Phil Neville from 2018 to 2020.


In October 2020 Bev was appointed head coach of the Canadian women's senior team.


To learn more about Bev we suggest you go to these excellent recent articles by The Guardian’s Louise Taylor and Suzy Wrack and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s John Molinaro.



About the conference


The Women in Football Leadership Conference is online on Thursday 23 September.from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. As well as three outstanding keynote speakers the Conference features a set of participatory, interactive workshops for the women's football community to share, learn and influence the future directions for women's football in Australia.


This event is complimentary for Women Onside members* and $45 for non-members.


For full details of the conference and to register go HERE.


* Not a member? Join now, get your complimentary conference admission and as a further bonus go into the draw to win a signed copy of Julia Banks’ book ‘Power Play’.