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Chyloe Kurdas, a former elite Australian rules footballer, television and radio sports commentator, has spent a decade building the catalyst for Australia’s first ever national women’s professional competition, the AFLW, as AFL Victoria’s Female Football Development Manager. She credits being one of the first women to play football on the MCG as one of best days of her life.
Chyloe is a sought after expert and prominent advocate for gender equity and cultural change. She is an Associate of the Melbourne Business School and her expertise is currently being used to present leadership programs to the Department of Defence.
Chyloe is leading the implementation of Vision 2025, Golf Australia’s long term strategy to enhance the engagement of women and girls in golf. Following the establishment of the AFLW, Chyloe has shifted the focus of her passions for cultivating cultural change and gender equity through sport to golf. As the newly appointed National Female Participation Manager for Golf Australia, Chyloe is looking to enact the same change in golf that opened so many doors for women in AFL.
AFL: Chyloe's time as AFL Victoria’s Female Football Development Manager saw the creation of multiple sporting programs to help girls develop their AFL skills. The program, with its focus on enhancing the entire athlete, is a culmination of her studies in health promotion, education and psychology and served as a catalyst for the rapid growth in the female game that sparked the AFLW.
The power and potential of the women’s game | Chyloe Kurdas | TEDxSydneyWhat if we could build a national competition? In this moving and inspiring talk, Australian Football League Women's (AFLW) Pioneer Chyloe Kurdas, details the barriers to success that she overcame to build the fastest-growing sporting participation movement in Australia.
Chyloe Kurdas | TEDxSydney 2018 | Ideas of Note Speakers SeriesThis video takes you on a journey to uncover and share Chyloe's key turning points.
Chyloe spent so much time and effort to ensure that her key note address complimented our evening and was relevant to the audience’s needs. Chyloe was incredibly easy to work with and discus ... keep readings ideas and direction. She was well prepared and it was obvious that she has tailored her presentation for our event. Her key note address was not only professional but more importantly it was passionate, intelligent, articulate and inspiring. Chyloe’s involvement on the panel provided great insight and knowledge and she worked brilliantly alongside her follow panellists. She was very generous with her time and engaged with the audience after her appearance and provided an integral role in the success of our event. Darebin City
Incredibly professional, timely and easy to work with. Chyloe’s message was powerful, tailored for the audience and resonated with all delegates in attendance. I too took great value out of what she had to say regarding engagement and building a community of supporters.