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Afzan Mahadi

Director of National Coaching Academy Malaysia

A former Malaysian Netball player, Afzan’s represent Malaysia in higher-level Commonwealth and World Championships. She received a scholarship from the British government to further her study at the University of East London (Sports Development) and Master in Health Science (University of Science Malaysia).

Her passion and career spans for sports development, talent identification in young children and coaching development also women in coaching for almost two decades, gave a positive movement and transformation in Malaysia. Plus, she welcomes giving back and sharing some of her experiences to help coaches to connect and inspire them in continuing coaching education.

Afzan’s work now as a Director for National Coaching Academy of Malaysia with the aim beyond coaching of producing competent and certified coaches through a sustainable and international coaching system and culture. She is sits on advisory board of coaching in National and State Sports Association in the field of coaching expertise education in Malaysia. She is one of the contributors for coaching syllabus for National Coaching Academy of Malaysia.

To date, she actively led the webinar session, and a speaker for the coaching development local and international. In addition, her main focused is to expose and develop a proper structure framework for Malaysia coaching development ecosystem and enhanced it to the other country. Her philosophy in life is ‘never stop learning because life will never stop teaching, keep going and discover new knowledge’. Besides her responsibility at the international level is as a board member of International Council for Coaching Excellence and a committee member for the emerging country in sports coaching.

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