Calling all female coaches!
Exciting development opportunity for female coaches – see below to express your interest in taking part. Although the course is being held in Wellington, all travel & accommodation will be fully funded for the participants!
Are you a female football coach keen to take the next step in your development? There’s a chance coming up to do just that in a fun, female-friendly environment and, best of all, it’s completely free!
The Senior Level 2 Female-Only Coaching Award will be held at Capital Football Federation headquarters in Petone, Wellington from May 8 to 12 and is fully funded, including travel and accommodation for those coming from out of town.
Anyone with an interest in coaching is welcome to apply and no prior qualifications are necessary – just a love and understanding of the beautiful game and a desire to pass on your knowledge.
“While pursuing a career in coaching is now more appealing to women than it may have been in previous times, there is still a lack of females in coaching roles,” says New Zealand Football Women’s Development Manager Holly Nixon.
“We would love to see more talented women get involved with coaching and this course provides the perfect opportunity as we have been able to remove the financial barrier, as well as offering a comfortable, all-female atmosphere.”
Nixon is particularly keen to tap into the knowledge of past players, who have a wealth of experience to put back into the game but may have drifted away from football or been put off by what they could perceive as a male-dominated realm.
“We’re looking to show women that there is nothing scary or threatening about getting into coaching, it’s actually a lot of fun and there are some amazing opportunities on offer in football.”
Engaging in the New Zealand Football Coach Development Pathway – which offers both advanced and community courses – is a vital step for any female keen to make an impact in coaching.
Coaches in the National Women’s League must now have a minimum of a Senior Level 2 qualification and there are higher honours to work towards with FIFA regulations stating that all age-group World Cup teams are required to have at least one female on the coaching staff.
Applications of interest are now open for the Senior Level 2 Female-Only Coaching Award but those looking to take part need to get in quick as the closing date is March 29 and places are limited.
To apply for this course by submitting a CV and cover letter please click here