Name: Jo Cowan (Head Trainer for Port Melbourne’s 2018 Women’s Team)
Height: 5 foot 4 (162cm)
Previous History in Football:
Jo became a Water Carrier for 12 years at the Narre Warren Senior Football Club and then the Berwick Senior Football Club in 2013. She was also a Water Carrier at the Narre Warren North Foxes (from 2005 until 2016 when they joined the Seniors).
Jo became a Water Carrier because she was a Mum who just wanted to help out at the football club, as her three sons played football.
During the 2016 football season, Jo started as a Trainer at the Werribee Football Club in the VFL, before joining the Borough VFL Men’s team as Trainer in season 2017.
This year (season 2018), Jo was appointed as the Head Trainer for the Borough’s inaugural women’s team, in partnership with the Port Melbourne Colts.
AFL Team Supported: Richmond
Q. What do you enjoy most about being a Trainer?
Jo: “I feel like you are a part of the team even though I am not playing. It’s good for fitness with the running involved. There are also some really good people involved and I love footy. Essentially, I am the person that the girls can come to for any preparation before training and games.”
Q. What are you most looking forward to as Trainer of the inaugural Port Melbourne Women’s Team?
Jo: “To be responsible for the whole team and to also be a source of support for the players. I’m also looking forward to helping the players prepare and to get them ready to hopefully perform well during training and on game days.”
Wording: Tash Gunawardana (PMFC Women’s Team Media Officer).