AFL New Zealand Youth Coach


Title: AFL New Zealand Youth Coach Status: OPEN

Reports to: AFLNZ Youth Competition Manager

Key Links: AFLNZ Youth Competition Manager, AFLNZ Development Coaches, AFLNZ Physio, Youth Coaches, Youth Team Managers, Participants.

Employment type: Volunteer

Position duration: from appointment to end of December 2023.

Core contact hours: Saturdays and/or Sunday’s, 9.00am – 1.00pm from October 30th until December 11th .

Position Scope

This Role will work closely with the AFLNZ Youth Competition Manager and Development Coaches and to coach and develop a positive, fun and safe learning environment for Youth to perform at their highest level within the Youth programme in accordance with AFL New Zealand framework, policies and guidelines.

Position Purpose:

  • To ensure ongoing Duty of Care (DOC) and football development for all players relating to on and off field development
  • To assist with set-up, delivery and review of AFL New Zealand Youth program
  • To review performance of participants in the Youth Competition
  • To provide leadership and carry out best practices in these specific area

Key Responsibilities

Culture and leadership

  • Demonstrate leadership of the AFLNZ values and behaviours both within the AFLNZ coaching and player community, and across the organisation


  • Develop and foster relationships across AFLNZ coaching community and players within AFLNZ programmes

Operational Execution

  • Participate in the AFLNZ Coach Development programme
  • Attend and/or Assist with delivery of AFLNZ Coaching workshops
  • Assist with delivery of AFL New Zealand pathway program
  • Coordinate, set-up and execute training drills
  • Assist with the campaign itinerary
  • Coach AFLNZ Youth team on game day
  • Individual player review
  • Game review