Top coach Lia Privitelli tells us about her football journey.
The Role of the Coach
The primary role of the coach is to ensure that players are able to play the game they love, in a safe environment.
To coach football:
- A Working With Children Check is required to coach players under the age of 18.
- A background in football is helpful, but not mandatory - especially with young children, where the emphasis is on fun.
- Parenting skills are directly transferable to football coaching!
- Completing a coaching course will also help. FV runs coaching courses throughout the year, and the introductory coaching course, Grassroots/MiniRoos Football Certificate, can be completed in just three hours. You can find out if there is a Grassroots/MiniRoos course near you here.
FV also holds all-female courses twice a year:
- In March, during Female Football Week, just before the start of the Victorian football season, and
- In October, as part of the W-League Festivals, just after the Victorian football season and just before the women's national league commences.
All-female courses are delivered subject to demand, so please register your interest here!
How to apply
Contact your local club, or to find a club close to you go to the Find a Club page. Coach vacancies are also advertised in our Coaches resources section. Please note that the outdoor football season runs from April to September.
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