New position: Head Coach for Womens Team

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 4:04 PM

Reports to: Club Executive

Overview: The Head Coach of the Claremont Women’s Football Club will be responsible for directing and leading the senior teams to further success.

The Head Coach will lead and develop the Women’s League Team, manage

coaching staff and develop training and game day strategies. The Head Coach’s key objective is to build on the successes of 2017 and continue to support the existing club culture and focus on high performance, team success and an inclusive and inviting club environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coach the CWFC League Team during trainings and on game days
  • Lead the coaching and support staff in creating a 2018 football development plan
  • Plan and conduct a coaching program for pre-season and during the season. This program should:
    • Develop the skills and abilities of individual players
    • Give the players feedback benchmarks and feedback on how to improve both physically and mentally (i.e. expected fitness levels, skills and abilities, mental preparation for games and Individual Development Plans)
    • Contain strategies and tactics for varied scenarios and opponents
    • Align with development plans for both the Rogers Cup and Reserves team to provide a seamless pathway for developing players
  • Work collaboratively with the League, Reserves and Rogers Cup coaches, the 2018 Committee and all volunteers.
  • Lead by example to maintain our performance focus and continue to build a supportive club culture
  • Work in a professional manner to give feedback to staff, players and volunteers

We are looking for:

  • A good role model
    • appear on time, be prepared, display the behaviours you expect from the playing group
  • A good teacher
    • the largest part of your role as a coach is passing on skills and knowledge to the players; you need to be adaptable to the playing group to find the most effective way to transfer knowledge to them
  • A good communicator
    • Find ways to connect to the playing group, this may be demonstration, tactics sessions, one-on-one sessions, whatever it takes to get a message across
  • A good listener
    • Take the time to listen to the players and volunteers, everyone at the club has a range of experience and everyone’s input can help us build to our potential
  • A team motivator

Develop skills and abilities in trainings that give players the motivation and confident to do better every game

  • A goal-leader
    • A part of the 2018 development plan we need a goal to work towards; something that the players and volunteers buy into and is a tangible measure of success at the end of the season

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Minimum Level 2 Coaching Accreditation
  • Commitment to attend all training sessions and matches
  • Proven ability to manage and develop football talent
  • A preference for coaching female athletes and an understanding of nuances and motivational factors of female athletes
  • Strong planning ability
  • Ability to work as part of a team towards common goals
  • A sound knowledge of football rules and an ability to coach a range of modern techniques and strategies

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid WA Working with Children Card
  • Training 2 nights per week (Wednesday and Friday nights), plus planning, review & meetings Match day in-season (Sundays)
  • Ability to attend club functions, development sessions and other events relevant to your position


Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and coaching resume which addresses the position you are seeking and the key competencies outlined above.


Applications are to be submitted to the Claremont Women’s Football Club by email:


Applications close at 5:00pm, Friday 15th January 2018.