Applications Open – C Grade Coach

Saint Peters Old Collegians Football Club entered the Adelaide Footy League in 1928 and has just celebrated its 90-year anniversary of successful participation in the AdFL.  SPOC ranks fourth in the AdFL in seasons played and has won 21 premierships in its proud history, most recently with its A Grade team winning Division 2 Premiership in 2018.  Its B and C Grade sides played finals football also in 2018. SPOC also frequently has players win individual honours and be selected for representative teams.

The Club presently fields three mens’ teams and in the medium term, has plans for a womens’ team.  The Club aims to provide a competitive and enjoyable football environment for players of all levels of skill and ability, with the focus of its A Grade being firmly on achieving its highest potential.

The Club strives to give to its players and supporters alike all the opportunities a strong and successful community football club can offer on-field and socially. While the Club derives most of its playing group from its close links with St Peter’s College, it also encourages and has developed, a broad and inclusive culture bringing together young people from many backgrounds so that the Club benefits from the strength which diversity brings.

The Club has vacancy in its C Grade Coach role for its C Grade side which will plays in the ADFL’s Division C1 competition in 2019.

Reporting to the Senior Coach and coaching the Club’s C Grade side, the C Grade coach will work closely with the Senior Coach and other coaches to develop and implement the Club’s football strategy for each of the Club’s three football teams. The key responsibilities of the C Grade Coach include;

  1. Contributing to the development of the Club’s football and coaching strategy.
  2. Coaching of C Grade team and implementing of a defined game plan effectively, plus engagement with players and coaches in the other teams.
  3. Effective relationship management across a stakeholder group inside the Club and externally.
  4. Developing a culture of success in the Club, sharing Club values.
  5. Promoting the Club and its brand.

The successful C Grade Coach will fulfil those responsibilities, measured against key performance indicators such as on-field performance, improvement in players and team development, game plan, effective leadership and building of effective relationships with players, coaches and the Committee, plus contributing to the building of a successful football culture within the Club.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, committed coaches with high professional standards and previous experience in coaching roles.  A positive, encouraging and disciplined approach, an ability to build and maintain effective relationships with communication skills, coaching skills and the ability to work within an old scholars’ framework are all essential requirements. Coaching qualifications and an understanding of the modern AFL game is required.

Applications should be forwarded to Club Operations Manager, Nik Byrne by email to  Telephone enquiries are welcome to Nik on 0413 400 762. Applications close Wednesday 20th February 2019. A position description will be provided upon request.

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