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Lisa Webb, Trent Cooper, Craig Thomas and Amy Lavell

Trent Cooper - Senior coach
Trent Cooper is a former Swan Districts and Peel Thunder player with an impressive coaching resume, including working as an assistant coach for the Swan Districts league team and coaching their colts to a premiership in 2014. Since 2017, Cooper’s focus turned to the women’s game as the coach of the WA U18 women’s team and commencing his role in women’s high performance with the WAFC. Due to his work in women’s football, Cooper has already formed relationships with a handful of current Freo players as well as many from the 2018 draft class.

Craig Thomas - Senior assistant coach
Craig Thomas was appointed to the club as an AFLW assistant coach in 2016 and promoted to senior assistant coach ahead of the 2019 season. Thomas is the lone member of the current AFLW coaching group that has been with the club since the inaugural AFLW season. Prior to joining Fremantle, Thomas coached the West Perth colts team for six seasons from 2011 to 2016, winning the WAFL Colts Coach of the Year award in 2015.

Lisa Webb - Assistant coach
Lisa Webb has joined the coaching team after opting to take a year away from playing football. A former elite runner, Webb made the switch to football under the guidance of her husband Marc - a WAFL premiership coach at Claremont and the current senior development coach at Fremantle. Webb quickly made a name for herself in the AFLW, playing a starring role on debut in Fremantle's round two win at Optus Stadium against Collingwood, and winning the Best Clubwoman award at Fremantle’s 2018 Fairest and Best. 

Amy Lavell - Assistant coach 
Former Fremantle player Amy Lavell retired at the end of the 2018 season after playing 14 games and kicking eight goals over two seasons. Lavell’s switch to coaching comes as an extension of her role in the leadership group during her time at Fremantle, as well as acting as co-vice captain in 2018. Immediately after her retirement from AFLW, Lavell moved to coaching and worked as an assistant WAWFL coach at Subiaco.