Sports Programs Resources | Football | Coaching and Officiating

Coaching

Becoming an accredited coach is an important step in ensuring that you are providing a quality service to the players that you are working with whether that is at auskick, junior, youth or senior level.

Garnduwa works closely with both the West Australian Football Commission and the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) in the education of coaches. It is recommended that all coaches become accredited through the NCAS. The NCAS training programs include the following components:

  • Coaching General Principles
  • Sports Specific (AFL)


Level 1 General Principles Coaching

The level 1 General Principles is aimed at coaches working with children. There are five modules in the course and it takes approximately 6-8 hours to complete. The Department of Sport and Recreation delivers this course in towns throughout the Kimberley or it can be completed on-line at the Australian Sports Commission website. Once competency has been established participants will be issued a certificate outlining the accreditation.

For more information on the general principles course contact Dean Holder from Department of Sport and Recreation Dean.Holder@dsr.wa.gov.au or your local Garnduwa office.


Sport Specific (AFL)

The sport specific component of the level 1 coaching accreditation focuses on the teaching of skills, techniques and strategies in Australian Rules Football. The sport specific course has a theoretical and practical component.

The AFL level 1 accreditation is delivered annually through the Kimberley and courses are delivered over two evenings targeting junior and senior community coaches. The AFL level 2 coaching accreditation is for coaches who have extensive coaching experience at community level or higher. Coaches that work with high performance programs and state level competitions are required to be level 2 accredited. The level 2 accreditation course is delivered annually in Perth.

For dates, venues and enrolment details for all AFL coach accreditation course, contact your local Football Development Co-ordinator at Garnduwa:

West Kimberley Football Development Coordinator
Michael Farmer
Phone: 0407 658 698
Email: farmer@garnduwa.com.au

East Kimberley Football Development Coordinator
Ryan Campbell –
Phone: 0428 109 518
Email: campbell@garnduwa.com.au

Officiating

Umpires are critical to all sports and football is no exception. It is a great way to be involved in football and there are opportunities for remuneration throughout the Kimberley. Umpire accreditation courses require participants to be assessed and to meet certain competencies. There are also pathways available for talented umpires at all levels of football and the staged accreditation process is designed to provide umpires with the training and knowledge required to officiate high level competitions. Representative carnivals, regional, state and national carnivals are good opportunities for regional umpires to gain experience at a higher level of competition.

For more information on all AFL Umpire accreditation courses you can visit the WAFC web site or you can contact your local Football Development Co-ordinator at Garnduwa:

West Kimberley Football Development Coordinator
Michael Farmer
Phone: 0407 658 698
Email: farmer@garnduwa.com.au

East Kimberley Football Development Coordinator
Ryan Campbell –
Phone: 0428 109 518
Email: campbell@garnduwa.com.au