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.


Find out more about the community coach pathway here.

Coach resources

For anything related to coaching in Victoria, check out our Coach resources section for the latest updates, links to the Facebook group, coaching resources and more!

Join the Women in Football Network

If you are currently affiliated with a club, please register here

If you are NOT affiliated with a club, please register here