Coaches & managers

First of all, thank you to all the parents and family friends that have given up their precious free time to volunteer as coaches and managers. The Club appreciates you and will assist you in helping the kids have an enjoyable and successful year.

The Club is not responsible for finding coaches or managers. It is the responsibility of the parental group to either find a coach amongst themselves or their circle of friends. The Club will help provide training and guidance for the coaches and managers and there is an abundance of free resources on this website. See the Resources pages.

All coaches and managers must agree to abide by the FSC Rules governing volunteers. Remember that you are ambassadors of Balgownie Junior Football Club at all times.

Every coach and manager also needs to have a valid FFA number. You can create an FFA account by going to PlayFootball.

If you need assistance in registering online, refer to the Self-Registration Guide.

Managers – just register as if you were a coach. All new registrations must be completed by the week before the competition starts.

Generally training times are dictated by the availability of the coach but parents are free to discuss changing times so that the majority of players are accommodated.

Please keep in mind that it is all about the kids and making sure they have fun – especially in the MiniRoos years.

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.

Download the MiniRoos Coach/Manager Guide Book.

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.

Download the Graded Coach/Manager Guide Book.


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.

Ground Status

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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