Bec Goddard has been added to the AFL Women's Competition Committee, two months after being unveiled as Hawthorn's inaugural coach.
She joins Fremantle's AFLW coach Trent Cooper and Melbourne Football Club President Kate Roffey as new members of the committee, capping a huge year for the Canberra local who was awarded an OAM for her services to Australian rules football and women's sport in June.
Nicole Livingstone, general manager of women's football, was delighted with the three new additions to the committee.
"It is great to have people of the calibre of Trent, Bec and Kate joining the AFLW Competition Committee and we look forward to their valuable insights and expertise as we head into Season Six of the Competition," Livingstone said.
"Bec's standing in the AFLW Competition as the inaugural Premiership Coach will forever be etched in the game's history, so too her appointment as Hawthorn's inaugural AFLW Coach."
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Goddard coached the Adelaide Crows to the first AFLW premiership in 2017.
The Competition Committee is tasked with progressing the AFLW competition, which has grown to include 14 clubs during ahead of its sixth season.
Meanwhile, defender Tim O'Brien says it was hard to cope with the mixed messages at Hawthorn last year, and has no idea which of his former teammates will follow him out the door.
O'Brien sealed a switch to the Western Bulldogs as an unrestricted free agent on Thursday on a two-year deal.
The 27-year-old's exit from Hawthorn could be the first of many over the coming days, with new coach Sam Mitchell reportedly ringing rival clubs in a bid to offload some of the Hawks' ageing guns.
Contracted stars such as Tom Mitchell, Chad Wingard, Jaeger O'Meara and Jack Gunston are reportedly some of the players who Hawthorn are open to trading at the right price, with the club desperate to snare at least one more high draft pick to help set themselves up for the future.
- With AAP