Peta Searle: A Tackle Your Feelings story

words by Tackle Your Feelings, Tuesday 3 August 2021

Former St Kilda AFLW coach and pioneer of women’s football Peta Searle shared her mental health journey with Tackle Your Feelings.

Searle opened up on the challenges she faced growing up, paving the way for women’s football and her passion for coaching.

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