Published on September 6, 2017 3:56 pm

Sth Melbourne Districts AFC seeks coach

The South Melbourne Districts Amateur Football Club seeks applicants for the upcoming 2018 season and beyond (playing or non-playing considered).

A fee of up to $15,000 is available for a successful (non-playing) applicant.

Competing in the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) – Division 4 – we will compete in our 106th season this coming season. We also have women’s teams competing in the VAFA women’s competition, and will be fielding an Under 19 team this coming season, made possible as a result of the continued growth of our junior program.

We are seeking to recruit coaches that can display effective communication skills, be personable and have a good understanding of the game. These qualities will assist in helping us to build our club to be the destination of choice for our region. We will also consider a collective “coaching team” application to fill multiple roles.

We are based Albert Park Reserve adjacent to the Fraser St Light Rail stop. Our Junior Football program is experiencing significant growth, with girls and boys participating in record numbers. We see this as a great pathway for the continued building and future of the club.

The Head Coach, Senior Men will be someone who has demonstrated experience in being able to build on and develop a young list, to work with coaching teams and have the ability to build and develop relationships.

Requirements for applicants include:

  • Previous senior coaching experience is preferred.
  • Must hold minimum entry level 1 coaching accreditation.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • To provide leadership and direction for team members.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to develop other coaches and team leaders.
  • Demonstrated experience at building and maintaining relationships with club stakeholders.
  • An understanding and appreciation of the ethos of amateur football.

The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing the Senior Football men’s coaching team.

All applicants will be considered on their experience, merits and will be treated confidentially. The Coaching Selection Panel consists of Daniel Harford, Mick Ahearn & Matt Hannan.

For all enquiries, to express your interest please contact Tony Pilimon on 0400 354 422 or email

Applications close by Friday 6th October.

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