WAWFL clubs seek Head TrainersMonday, March 13, 2017 - 10:07 AM

The Mundella WA Women’s Football League (WAWFL) is the State League Women’s League Competition in Western Australia.

With the AFL launching the inaugural National Women’s Competition, additional resourcing is required to support and maintain a high standard of service and bridge the gap within the WA Women’s League (WAWFL) Competition and the AFL Women’s Competition (AFLW)

In 2016 Female Football in WA had a total of 70,065 participants (Auskick, Club, School and AFL 9’s) making up 24% of total participation for WA. With 84 new Female Club teams last year, the WAFC expects this to continue to grow in 2017.

The WAWFL clubs are seeking Head Trainers to oversee the player welfare, injury prevention, strength and conditioning protocols throughout the 2017 season.

The Head Trainer would be required to;

  1. Adhere to Code of Conduct and Polices in place by the WAWFL & WA Football Commission
  2. Communicate regularly with their respective club
  3. Be guided by Female Football Coordinator as to tasks and requirements from a State Body Level

Key Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • 2x training session a week
  • Sundays during game times (10:30, 12:00, 2:00)
  • Injury prevention and management and reporting
  • Warmup and cooldown protocol
    • Footy 1st Warm up at Games (pre-game and half time) if S&C coach absent
    • Footy 1st Warm up and exercises at both training sessions if S&C coach absent
    • Cool down and stretches post training and games if S&C coach absent
  • To attend 3x meetings held by the WAFC for PD & Education to ensure the WAWFL is leading the way with player welfare and our clubs are receiving the best possible support.
  • Refer injuries to Health Professional for clearance before return to play
  • Oversee volunteer students as Sports Trainers and Strength and Conditioning coaches
  • Strong communication with Club Coach, S&C coach and other Sports trainers on player injuries

Essential Qualifications

  • Level 2 Sports Trainer through Sports Medicine Australia

Essential experience:

  • Proven experience as a Sports Trainer for a minimum of 3 years

If you are interested in applying for this exciting position, please submit your expression of interest with a covering letter (maximum one page) addressing your ability to address the selection criteria above, along with your resume (maximum two pages) to the following club contacts looking for a Head Trainer:

CLUB                                             CONTACT                    EMAIL

East Perth WFC                        Donna Nowotny               secretary@eastperthwfc.com.au

Claremont WFC                        Amanda Robertson         claremontwfc@gmail.com

South Fremantle WFC              Kym Hart                       sfwfcpresident@gmail.com

      Perth Angels WFC                   Sam Ballantyne              sballantyne82@gmail.com

West Perth                               Ward Harris                    ward@falconsfc.com.au 
                                                Heather Johnson             heather@falconsfc.com.au

For further information for each club please visit http://www.wawfl.com.au/clubs/wawfl-clubs

The successful volunteer will receive:

  • A reference from the WAWFL Club
  • An honorarium payment at the end of the season
  • Education and Personal Development opportunities through the WAFC & WAFTA partnerships
  • Future opportunities within WAWFL and Female Football pathways

For more information about this opportunity and what the role entails, please contact Allana Dickie (WAFC Female Football Coordinator on adickie@wafc.com.au or 0439971010