On Friday afternoon the Waratah Football Club issued the following statement in regards to their premiership-winning women's head coach.
"The Waratah Football Club wishes to advise that five-time Waratah Women’s premiership coach, Colleen Gwynne has decided that the time is right for her to step down and allow a new coach to take over from her so that she can seek out new challenges within football.
Colleen is a humble icon in women’s football and The Waratah Football Club will forever be in her debt. We wish her well in whatever new challenge she takes on."
Gwynne is well recognised for the prolific job she has done in developing women's football in the Northern Territory.
Having played three seasons with the St Mary’s Football Club and coached and played in 11 seasons with the Waratah Football Club, Gwynne has been a member of 11 premierships, most recently last Saturday's 2018/19 NTFL win.
Gwynne has also represented the Northern Territory for football at the national level.
As a coach, she was pivotal to the success of the Waratah women's team, who have won seven of the past eight NTFL women’s flags.
Until 2018 Gwynne had never lost a game as a coach and won four Best and Fairest awards for the Waratah Football Club, leaving an unparalleled standing in women’s football in the Territory.