Introducing Molly McDonald of the Women’s coach team

Molly McDonald – Midfield/Assistant Coach – Frankston Football Club

The Frankston Football Club is pleased to introduce Molly McDonald as our women’s Mids (assistant coach) for season 2023. Molly is a player from our local football programs and was selected for Dandenong Stingrays at a young age.

Her honors include playing for Vic Country for three years, where she was selected for the National Academy and, in her last year, was named captain of the Stingrays.

Molly said,

“I come from a football-mad family and I learned most of my skills from my brother, who was always wanting to kick a footy at me, so I had no choice but to get skillful”.

Molly was drafted to St Kilda AFLW in 2019. Playing in St Kilda’s inaugural game in 2020, Molly had the honor of going into the record books for kicking the Saints’ first-ever goal.

Molly is known for her hard, outside running and silky left-foot skills.

Photo – St Kilda Football Club

Molly has now played 28 games and was third in the Saints’ Best & Fairest, and at 21 still has a massive career in front of her.

When we were looking for assistant coaches, I thought I would roll the dice and ask Molly if she would like to come on board. I was ecstatic when she told us that she would help us out. This is about growing Women’s football through women, and to get someone of Molly’s caliber and AFLW background was really exciting for our club.

Photo – St Kilda Football Club

Molly shared with us that,

“My motivation for joining the Frankston Women’s Coaching Team is to help young girls come through as future stars in the game and help women get professional opportunities to play”

She has been a delight to have in the coaching group and is very passionate about her football. Her effort around the group is second to none and gives us every bit of time her busy schedule allows.

The girls really love having someone they can relate to, helping them achieve their goals and getting them to the next level.

Anthony ‘Multi’ Radings

Frankston Women’s Football Coach

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