Tim Schmidt is the inaugural senior coach of the GIANTS’ AFL Women’s team.
The former AFL player previously worked with AFL NSW/ACT as Female Football High Performance coach and was instrumental in the launch of the first ever Female AFL Academies in Canberra, Wagga Wagga, Sydney and Newcastle.
Since retiring from the AFL in 2009 following a series of injuries, Schmidt founded an elite kicking and skills academy which has worked with some of the most talented young players in both the GIANTS and the Swans Academies.
He was heavily involved in AFL coaching with the NSW/ACT National Youth Girls team and the Swans Academy and also worked with the Sydney Roosters in the NRL, the Sydney Hills Eagles in the NEAFL and the NSW/ACT Rams in the NAB AFL Under-16 National Championships.
Schmidt was drafted to the Sydney Swans in 2003 with pick 29 and played 17 AFL games over six seasons.