Assistant Coach - Future Matilda's Program

Assistant Coach – Future Matilda’s Program

Football Federation Australia (FFA) is the national governing body for football in Australia. It governs all national teams (including the Caltex Socceroos and Westfield Matildas), the Hyundai A League, Westfield W-League, Foxtel National Youth League, Westfield FFA Cup, National Premier Leagues and also leads state, community and grass roots football.

FFA is currently seeking applications for an Assistant Coach – Future Matilda’s Program. The role will be initially a 9-month contract.

Purpose of Role 

  • To assist the Head Coach of the Future Matilda’s Program through to December 2020.
  • To provide advice to the FFA’s Head of National Performance, The Matilda’s Head Coach and the National Technical Director in respect of technical matters generally.
  • To provide expertise as a coach in the implementation of FFA’s National Football Development Plan as requested by the Head of National Performance and National Technical Director.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Assist the Head Coach of the Future Matilda’s Program in all aspects of coaching the athletes, in a part time capacity.
  • Provide strategic, tactical, technical, player selection and player attitude input to the program as requested by the Head Coach and the National Technical Director.
  • Assist in the development of players in the program become eventual members of the Young Matilda’s and Matilda’s of the future.
  • Under direction of Head Coach, provide support and advice to program staff on matters relating to the Future Matilda’s.
  • Attend matches as a scout and provide reports to the Head Coach and National Technical Director as requested.
  • Monitor the playing, fitness, availability, progress and well-being of Future Matilda’s players based in Australia as and when requested by the Head Coach, National Technical Director, Head of National Performance and NSWIS, including attending matches, meeting players and communicating with players and their Clubs as required.
  • Assist with the talent identification of Future Matilda’s scholarship holders
  • Provide advice to the Matilda’s Head Coach, National Technical Director, the Head of National Performance and NSWIS on off-field matters relating to the Future Matilda’s Program as requested.
  • Attend all matches, training sessions, camps and assemblies of the program.
  • Provide advice and assessment of performances to the Head Coach, National Technical Director, Head of National Performance and NSWIS as requested.
  • Consult with the National Technical Director and Assistant National Technical Director – Women’s Football, in relation to the technical direction and development of football in Australia.

Key Outcomes   

  • Development of players in the Future Matilda’s Program to become eventual members of the Young Matilda’s and Matilda’s of the future
  • Success in the progression of players into the Young Matilda’s and Matilda’s.
  • Success in delivering a high-performance training environment for the Future Matilda’s Program.

Knowledge, skills and behaviour required

  • AFC/FFA A License or Pro Diploma ideal
  • Experience in working with female football players
  • Experience in elite youth development
  • Ability to work successfully with staff in a harmonious atmosphere.
  • Capacity to ensure a committed and united approach within the program.

Major interactions

  • The Assistant Coach reports to the Head Coach and through the Head Coach to the National Technical Director, Head of National Performance, Matilda’s Head Coach and NSWIS
  • Primary interaction in relation to the Future Matilda’s Program is with the players, and staff of the program.
  • Secondary interaction is with the CEO, Head of National Performance, Technical Department and National Performance Unit of FFA, NSWIS as well as the Coaches of the Young Matilda’s and Matilda’s as required.
  • Interaction with other high-performance coaches and technical leaders of the sport.
  • Some interaction with FFA partners, broadcasters, media, community and fans

FFA People & Culture

FFA’s staff culture is an evolving process of continuous improvement with a consistent passion across the business for growing the game to become Australia’s number 1 sport. FFA’s existing and incoming staff all need to align to the organsiation’s values - People, Collaboration, Integrity, Whole of Game, Unlimited Potential and Excellence. More recently there has been a conscious focus on improving flexibility and work life balance within FFA through the introduction of the FFA People & Work Approach. This allows individuals to develop informal work arrangements to suit their personal situations.

Apply now for this exciting opportunity by sending your resume to recruitment@ffa.com.au . Please be specific in the email title of the role you are applying for.

Only candidates selected for the short list will be contacted in relation to this role.