Seeking a SENIOR Coach for Season 2016

05 October 2015

St Bernard’s OCFC is seeking a new senior coach to continue to build upon the exceptional work undertaken by the club in season 2015.

St. Bernard’s plays in the Premier Section (A Grade) of the Victorian Amateur Football Association 
(‘VAFA’) and the Senior team were Premiers in 2015.
Applicants for the Senior Coaching position will join a club that will be looking to 
build and improve upon an already strong on-field list and supportive and 
extensive off-field structure.
The successful applicant will:
Possess AFL Level 2 or Level 3 accreditation as a minimum
Have experience as a Senior Coach in his own right, or, as a line coach at 
VFL/AFL level
Have excellent communication skills
Have a proven ability to develop a young list of footballers both as 
individuals, as a group and as a cohesive team
Create an environment that is challenging, enjoyable and inclusive
Be adept in the latest coaching techniques, structures and theories
Be prepared to work with and guide an established group of assistant 
coaches, football development coach and our successful U19 Premier 
Report to the Football Director and Club President in his capacity as 
Senior Coach
St Bernard’s OCFC is a leading community football club based in Essendon, 
Victoria.  We field 6 teams in the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA).  
Our 3 senior teams compete in Premier Division (‘A’ Grade) of the VAFA and we 
won the Premier Division Premiership in 2015.  Our three under age teams also 
compete in the VAFA and our U19 Premier team were Premiers in season 2014 
and Runners Up in season 2015.
With a focus on developing an inclusive and supportive club environment, we 
are seeking a football leader with a focus on developing young men, challenging 
young men and extracting the best from a group of talented and motivated 
amateur footballers.  We have a young and extremely talented list of players, and 
we are seeking an equally talented and dedicated senior coach to lead this group 
We have a very professional and well resourced off field structure, and the 
successful applicant will enjoy the full support of a well-resourced and well-
structured football department; both on-field as well as off-field.
The successful candidate will be expected to build on and improve an already 
proven and motivated playing group.  With many young players at the football 
club, we regard our current playing group as being capable of achieving 
sustained success; given the right person leading them as senior coach.
All written applications to be emailed to Craig Connelly, Football Director, at
Applications Close October 19, 2015.

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