The Inner West Magpies, playing in the AFL Sydney Women’s Premier Division is calling for expressions of interest for the position of Senior Women’s Coach for season 2022 and beyond.

About the Club

The Inner West Magpies is the foundation club of Women’s Football in Sydney and was formed in 1999. Originally named the Western Wolves, the club has had a consistent history of competing at the highest level with premierships in 2000, 2006, 2008 and 2009.

In 2019 the Western Wolves and Western Suburbs men’s club merged into the Inner West Magpies. In 2020 the Inner West Magpies Women’s Premier Division team made the AFL Sydney Grand Final and in 2021 was well placed in third position when the season was cancelled. Our Women’s Division Two team in their inaugural season was well placed in fourth position.

Our home ground is Picken Oval in Croydon Park with training also taking place at Wagener Oval in Ashbury.  The club also has a gym, an outstanding strength & conditioning program as well as excellent physio support. Inner West Magpies prides itself on being a community club that promotes inclusion and diversity.

Role objectives include:

Develop the football strategy for the women’s program including designing and implementing game plans and overseeing all aspects of coaching the Premier Division team on game days

Coach & nurture players of all abilities ensuring strong player skill development across all on-field positions

Work with the strength & conditioning team to develop a pre-season training program and ongoing player fitness and conditioning

Play a leading role in club culture and player retention

Work with all the senior coaching panels to drive excellence & high performance across the club

Identify needs and assist football operations with recruitment

Maintain the strong connection that exists with local junior clubs and coaches

Report to football operations & the committee on a regular basis throughout the year.

Participate in club functions and special events where required

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

The desire and drive for team success, with a focus on leading the club to a Premiership standard

AFL Level 2 coaching accreditation with a preparedness to qualify higher

Excellent interpersonal skills including leadership and communication in driving the club culture with the players and support staff

Commitment to player development including talent pathways

Experience in establishing a coaching panel including appointing assistant coaches

Ability to engage with the committee, sponsors, AFL Sydney representatives and media to promote the club

Contact

To discuss this role and send an expression of interest by COB Friday 17 September 2021 please contact Yvette Andrews, Inner West Magpies Vice-President on mobile 0408 281 810 or email yvette.andrews1@gmail.com