Australian Womens Head Coach Announced
Australian Women's Team celebrate their World Cup win in 2005
The Australian Women's team has a first class history on the
world stage with a Silver Medal in 2009 after the narrowest of
margins, 8-7 to USA. In 2005, under the helm of Max, they
also secured a coveted Gold Medal, defeating USA 14 - 7.
Max Madonia commenced his international coaching career as
Assistant Coach of the 1990 Australian Women's Team tour of England
and again in 1992 for the USA Team's Australian tour.
He was then appointed as Co-Coach of the Australian Women's Team
1993 World Cup campaign with a Bronze Medal result. He then served
as Assistant Coach of the Australian Women's Team 1997 World Cup
campaign with a Silver Medal result. Max has also coached the
Victorian Women's Teams, at the National Championship in 1988, 89,
92, 93 and 2001, as well as Tasmania in 1996.
He also served as Head Coach at women's club level with Newport
and Surrey Park, culminating with four years at Caulfield from 1999
to 2002, where he coached the team to three Premierships. Max has
recently returned to coaching in the Victorian senior men's club
competition, taking Footscray from 5th to
3rd in three years.
Max commenced playing in the junior ranks with Williamstown and
continued through each age group to seniors over a period of 19
years. He then played his final 11 years with MCC.
Max's enviable record of experience and success will ensure that
he has the full confidence of the players and the team personnel of
the Australian Women's Team 2013 and will help to position the team
for the best possible result in the FIL World Cup of
Lacrosse Victoria looks forward to talking with Max soon to
hear about his preparations for the up and coming World Cup.