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Job Opportunity – Directors of Junior and Youth Football

Waterside Karori AFC is seeking two suitably qualified people to join our coaching and management staff.  The roles will be focussed on the junior and youth programmes within the club, with one to have a particular focus on ‘Girls Only’ grades and developing our female football pathway.

The job description below will be split or shared between the successful candidates (including the ‘on the grass’/’off the grass’ components) depending on their own interests, qualities and strengths. 

Both roles require someone who is an excellent communicator, who is well organised and can work well with others within the club. We’re looking for enthusiastic people who will take our junior and youth programmes to the next level.

Hours and remuneration (based on experience and qualifications) will be discussed with the successful candidates.

As a Wellington Phoenix PAC club, Karori are able to utilise the Phoenix’s pre-academy training programme and development centre, which is an online platform to develop players, coaches and parents.


The roles will include the following:


  • Pre-season – grading activities, team assignment, pre-season meetings and communications

  • Establishment and management of junior/youth operational calendar

  • Key point of contact for parent communications

  • Management of programme delivery including recruitment and supervision of coaching staff

  • Organise regular communication to club junior/youth teams and parents

  • Tournament opportunities and entries


  • Reviewing and developing winter season training curriculum for junior/youth programmes

  • Developing materials for providing regularly to parents and players outlining expectations/rules and training curriculum

  • Arranging Saturday game day coaches at Karori Park/Terawhiti Turf, engaging and helping parent coaches across the junior and youth teams


  • Review and refresh of the youth pathways (U13/U15/U17). Active engagement on opportunities for youth players, including liaison with/consideration of college programmes

  • Connecting youth players with the Club' s senior team coaches to help build pathways for Club youth players


  • Develop female football pathway at the club, spanning Girls Only grades through to graduation to senior womens’ football

  • Focus on high quality coaching and developing female coaching staff

  • Supporting female players within the mixed football (junior/youth) grades


  • Increase the quality and quantity of team coaches by training and mentoring them throughout the season, including delivering practical coach development sessions. 

  • Develop and implement a club coaching pathway.


  • Promoting, preparing and delivering (with other coaches to assist) four school holiday football programmes. 

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