Senior Coach Position Available for Australian Rules football club in Vancouver

Senior Coach Position Available for Australian Rules football club in Vancouver

Vancouver Cougars require a Coach for season 2012. Preseason training begins February and the season goes until August/September. It is a non paid role as the club is a non for profit organisation. The social aspect is a large focus of the club, with 3 road-trips for “cup” tournaments every season, and many social function. However, on the field we are a professional outfit, which thrives on success.

Vancouver Australian Football Club (VAFC) was created on January 15, 2001. The cougars play in the BCAFL (British Columbia Australian Football League), and were a founding team. The cougars were North West Division champions 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and USAFL champions in 2008. The BCAFL is a social competition with both Ex-pats and Internationals. It is a fantastic way to meet and network with fellow Australians who reside in Vancouver.

Training is usually held once a week, with a game around every second week in summer. There is a 50/50 split on the field of Australians and Internationals. Players consist of mixed ability levels, which can provide a challenge to the right candidate. We currently have skilled and experienced footballers, and internationals that are learning the game for the first time. You will be supported by a core group of senior players as well as the Board.

Skills and Experience Required:
• A history of leadership in Australian Rules in Australia
• In-depth knowledge of Australian Rules
• Previous coaching experience is an asset, but not a must
• Ability to coach to different skill levels
• A interest in developing football internationally
• Capacity to work with others to ensure a successful season
• Friendly and outgoing.

This position is ideal for experienced footballers moving to Vancouver who are looking to stay involved in Australian Rules, but might not necessarily want to play. We will be accepting sideline coaches and player/coaches.
If you are interested in this position please contact Ryan Druwitt
+1 778 223 4046

Alternatively if you would like to play or assist the Vancouver Cougars in any other ways please feel free to use the contact above.

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