COACH WANTED – Ballarat Bulldogs All Abilities Football Club

The Ballarat Bulldogs All Abilities Football Club is seeking a volunteer coach for the 2018 season.

About the Ballarat Bulldogs

The Ballarat Bulldogs are a mixed gender football and netball club for people with intellectual disability, who are aged between 14 and 40 years. The Ballarat Bulldogs compete in the FIDA Western Country Conference. The FIDA program aims to provide an environment for people with intellectual disability that promotes fitness, fun, friendship and a sense of belonging. Additionally this participation opportunity enhances life skills and develops self-esteem, confidence and improved health of all participants. The Ballarat Bulldogs’ fixture includes home and away matches against other All Abilities teams from Geelong, the Grampians, Hamilton, Warrnambool and the Wimmera. The Bulldogs are based at White Flat Oval in Ballarat.


Pictured: The 2017 Ballarat Bulldogs football team

Coach Requirements
This role requires far less of a time commitment in comparison to regular football coaching positions.
The Ballarat Bulldogs coach will only be required to:
– Coordinate the weekly (1 hour) training session, and
– Coach the team during their 6 matches for the season.

This coaching position is very similar to a junior coaching role, where player enjoyment and maximum participation is valued greater than on-field success. Many of the Ballarat Bulldogs players have never participated in a structured football competition before, so they are incredibly grateful that the Ballarat Bulldogs Football Club provides them with this opportunity. The player gratification and joy makes coaching of this team a highly rewarding role.

With the 2018 season fast approaching, the Ballarat Bulldogs are looking to appoint a coach as soon as possible. If you, or somebody you know, are suitable for this role, then please contact Tom on 5331 6966 or thomasm@sportscentral.org.au to become involved.