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Become a Sporting Schools Football Coach!

August 19th, 2015

Sporting Schools is a $100m national initiative funded by the Australian Sports Commission, which aims to help children foster a lifelong interest in sport, gain a healthier mind and body, have fun and learn sport activities and games skills in a safe environment. Sporting Schools has partnered with 32 national sporting organisations to deliver sports-based programmes that are not only fun for children, but also get them active. The Australian Sports commission has partnered with Football Federation Australia to deliver a national consistent AIA Vitality MiniRoos football program under the Sporting Schools programme.

Sporting Schools aims to:

  • support sporting organisations in the delivery of great programmes that are suitable for children
  • provide schools with opportunities to get their children excited about sports through quality and diverse programmes
  • provide children with positive sporting experiences in the best possible way: by having a go
  • support schools and coaches through an interactive website that is full with coaching resources and information to help them run programmes
  • bring together local sports clubs, coaches and schools

The nationally consistent Sporting Schools AIA Vitality MiniRoos Football Program will consist of 4 x 45 – 60 minute sessions.

Session content is based on the game’s national introductory program, AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-off, which uses principles of the ‘Play For Life’ philosophy, ensuring a fun and safe experience for all children. The program content also aligns with the Health & Physical Education Learning Area of the Australian Education Curriculum.

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is looking for enthusiastic people to become part of the Sporting Schools Football coach cohort.

Endorsed coaches are paid at a rate of $50 per session and will be provided with coach uniform and a copy of the AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off program manual to ensure consistent delivery. Equipment is provided by the coach (please note some schools may opt to purchase equipment within the program, but it is advised the coach have their own).

If you are interested in becoming an endorsed coach within the Sporting Schools Football program please see the process below for registration and minimum coach requirements.

Coach Registration Requirements

Registration occurs through the Sporting Schools website.

Minimum Qualifications and Regulatory requirements

  1. Football Coaches: Hold a valid FFAGrassroots CertificateSkill Training Certificate or Advanced Coaching( If you would like to become a sporting schools coach but do not hold a certificate please contact NNSWF who can advise you of up and coming courses)
  2. Futsal Coaches: Hold a valid FFA Futsal Certificateor Futsal License.
  3. Completion of the Community Coaching General Principles Online Course
  4. Hold a current state-legislated Working with Children Check

Registration Process

  1. Coaches register via the Sporting Schools website and link to NNSWF as their coaching provider.
  2. If a coach meets the above minimum qualifications and regulatory requirements, they move to the next phase of the registration process, and will be sent:
    1. A short questionnaire to complete
    2. An invitation to attend an upcoming induction session
  3. Those that are successful at the induction will be endorsed as a Sporting Schools Football Coach
  4. Endorsed coaches will be required to agree to a set of Terms & Conditions
  5. Endorsed Coaches will then be contacted by the coaching provider NNSWF to attend local schools who book sporting schools programs.

To find out more about Sporting schools and register as a Sporting School coach please visit

If you have any further questions please contact Nyssa Suchanow on 4941 7206.

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