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 via nomination on the Team Listing. 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.

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

> 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 / Facebook page 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 PlayFootball 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) and provided their WWC check number to the MPIO

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


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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: 17 Para Street, Balgownie, NSW, 2519
Postal Address: PO Box 3096, Balgownie, NSW 2519