Coach & Manager requirements

MiniRoos Coaches

The Club regards the Grassroots Coaching Course essential for all coaches. It is free of charge and is run several times during the course of the year. Participants receive a handbook that contains pages of invaluable material covering drills, training and much, much more.

Coaches and managers for U6-U11 are generally appointed at Sorting Day and accepted by general consent. They do not need to submit a Coaching Application, but the Club Committee may overrule a coaching placement, if there are grounds to do so.

See the Resources pages for MiniRoos rules or go to the MiniRoos website for more information.

Graded Coaches

Players of teams U12 and up are graded and as such, coaches need to have more than a rudimentary understanding of the game. Again, courses are available to assist you in gaining the necessary skills and knowledge to coach at this level.

Graded coaches need to apply for the position by submitting a Coaching Application to the Club Secretary – BJFC Coaching Application Form (Word doc).

If two or more apply for the same position, the Club Executive will make a decision based on suitability and level of ability.


The role of manager is an important one.

> You relay information from the Club to your team’s parents and players

> Organise social activities

> Assist the coach on game day

> Fill in team sheets

> Organise the weekly Best & Fairest award

> Ensure canteen rosters & Ground Marshall duties are carried out

> Do your best to create a harmonious team atmosphere

> Please direct everyone regularly to the Club website to keep on top of all the latest news

> Notify the Club immediately if you are unable to field a team due to illness or players away on holidays.


FFA numbers and Working with Children Checks

All coaches and managers need to have:

– registered with MyFootballClub and provided the Club with their unique FFA number

– a Working with Children Check (even if you are related to a player in the team)

– provided details to the Club about their relationship to one of the players.


The Great Illawarra Walk is being held on 17th and 18th March. All funds raised are going towards the stem cell research project for Chloe to search for a potential treatment for Vanishing White Matter Disease that is beginning in IHMRI (Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute) at Wollongong University.

What a great way to see the Illawarra, get some exercise and support stem cell research.

Please join us for THE GREAT ILLAWARRA WALK....all proceeds this year to Saving Chloe Saxby!! Have some fun in Fancy Dress, Rainbows or get a relay team together from the office, work, school or sport....there are no rules! It doesn't matter how much you walk....1km or 100kms – it’s up to you – departing Shellharbour on Saturday 17 March and walking to Coalcliff, then returning on Sunday 18 March, Coalcliff to Shellharbour. The goal is to raise $150,000 for vital research into VWM disease to help save Chloe and other children around the world with VWM. Please visit the website for more details and to register. Adults $40 and Children (U18) $20. Come on Illawarra, together, we can do this!!! #savingchloesaxby #greatillawarrawalk #findacureforvwm

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Where & when am I playing?

All teams can check their game times & locations at FSC Match Centre - select your Age Group and scroll to find your game.

Ground Locations for other clubs

Balgownie Junior Football Club Incorporated ABN: 91 822 455 631
Clubhouse: Para Street, Balgownie
Postal address: PO Box 157, Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519