Coaches and Managers for 2019

All coaches and managers with the club need to register and have a FFA number as well as a WWCC (Working with Children Check). The only exemption for WWCC policy by Football NSW is for persons aged under 18 years. You can find more information around the WWCC Guidelines from Football NSW including information on how to apply.

The date for Coach/Manager registration is 13 March 2019. THERE IS NO FEE INVOLVED WITH REGISTERING AS A COACH OR MANAGER. 

Attention all new and returning coaches

Narrabeen FC is aiming to provide a football coaching experience for the boys and girls of the Northern Beaches second to none.

In order to achieve this it is vital all NFC coaches of teams from U6s up to U17s have the appropriate FFA community coaching qualifications.

The football coaching courses established by the FFA are extremely accessible, incredibly informative, free to all MWFA registered coaches and COMPULSORY for any person wishing to coach junior and youth football at NFC.

With regards to coaching courses, below is the recent information received by MWFA. Please register where appropriate.

All participants must register online & pay $90 to be guaranteed a place on the course. The MWFA will reimburse all participants who are coaching in the MWFA for the full cost of the course once the participant has attended all sessions and the course has been completed. This is to avoid participants registering for the course and not attending all sessions.

FFA Community courses:

Senior Coaching Certificate (Previously Senior License, suitable for coaching 17 years old and onwards) – approx. 14 hours
Game Training Certificate (previously Youth License, suitable for coaching 13 to 17 years old) – approx. 14 hours
Skill Training Certificate (previously Junior License suitable for coaching 9 to 13 years old) – approx.. 14 hours
Grass Roots Certificate (suitable for coaching U6-U8) – approx. 3 hours

Course Dates: Can be found on MWFA website

FFA National Curriculum

This document, and its associated pathways, programs and resources which will be developed over the coming months and years, is an Australian model which seeks to maximise the strengths of our existing football culture. Follow this link to view the document - FFA National Curriculum

Managers Duties

The Team Manager is responsible for coordinating the team for the year. The Manager is also the person responsible for all contact with the Club (via the Age Group Coordinators.) It works out best if EVERYTHING to do with the team (coach / parents / club) goes via the manager.

Specific Duties - Sub Junior Manager

  • Confirm training time / day / field with coach & parents – advise Club to ensure it does not conflict with others.
  • Get contact details for other Managers, Coaches in your age group. This helps if you want to arrange trial games, or need to borrow players if your team is temporarily short. Find out what their training days /times are.
  • Make sure that at least one parent (other than the Coach) is actively involved in training. This helps with running drills, and also means that the Coach’s time is not wasted (not all team members like to concentrate at training – and some are positively disruptive and destructive!)
  • Pick up your Managers Kit from the Club (bag containing shirts, game ball, training ball(s), First Aid Kit. Check the kit before you take it – make sure you have the correct number of shirts (incl goalkeeper), correct size ball (U6 to U8 size 3) U9-U11 size 4). If not supplied make sure you get a whistle for the referee, a pump and a key for the lights on training night (available from canteen $10).
  • Get a “Player of the Week” trophy. Keep a list of who receives it and make sure everybody gets it (consult with coach – should go to the player who performs to the best of their ability each week – not just the star player). The player keeps it for the week and brings it back on match day.
  • Make a spreadsheet of all team contacts. Form a Group email or group text address list to send the info out weekly.
  • As soon as the Draw is available (in the week before the first game) notify everybody where the first game is, time / oval / field. The players should arrive at the ground NO LATER than 20 minutes before kickoff. Make sure that all players can get there and arrange transport if necessary (some parents need to be in four places at the one time with different kids (soccer, netball, hockey, gymnastics etc).
  • Make a spreadsheet of the full draw when available approximately 3-4 weeks after season commencement and email to all parents. It will be necessary to check this draw as changes will occur on a frequent basis.
  • Make a list of Field Locations to send to parents (including map references). Send copies of maps to parents if you have the facility or via emails.
  • The Club will provide a roster for Canteen and Field Duty. Until the full draw is out this may be at short notice. Allocate parents when notified by Roster Co-ordinator and remind them the week before. This is required as part of their registration with NFC and should not fall on a select few. We suggest that if volunteers are not forth coming that the Manager nominates a family for each duty and then the onus is on the families to swap their duty if they cannot fulfil their allocated duty.
  • Make a roster for Oranges, sweet treats and Boondah News match report. It works better if the parent who brings the oranges also has other duties for that week as it is the fairest option.
  • Make sure that at least two parents get junior referee accreditation. The team needs to provide a referee for each home game (up to U/11). Get volunteers to attend the Referees Night where the rules are explained.
  • Attend Boondah Canteen early each week to check the team pigeon hole for mail and any other info. There is a box allocated for each team. Give it to the parents at the game. Please note these boxes must be cleared weekly even if you are not playing at home, you may miss valuable information if you only clear your pigeon hole at home games. A quick swing by Boondah on your way out will only take 5 mins !
  • Write a weekly report or allocate it to the family who brings the oranges (Suggested option) each week and send to Boondah News – boondahnews@narrabeenfc.com.au or click the link on the website. Make it a BRIEF report – noting who you played against, the score, scorers and Player of the Week. Detailed information about the weather and traffic conditions is not required! The kids all love to read about their team, and themselves, in print (and it encourages them to read!) and Ed also loves to get photos when you can.
  • Send a weekly report to parents – Boondah News text is OK, you can include more detail if you like. Include details about upcoming Club functions (Gala Day, Presentation of Trophies etc). Include a reminder about Shirts / oranges, canteen & field duty roster. If you have a Digital Camera take some photos during the game. Send a photo of the Player of the Week (parents and kids will love you for it!)

Specific Duties - Youth Manager

  • Confirm training time / day / field with coach & parents – advise Club to ensure it does not conflict with others.
  • Get contact details for other Managers, Coaches in your age group. This helps if you want to arrange trial games, or need to borrow players if your team is temporarily short. Find out what their training days /times are.
  • Make sure that at least one parent (other than the Coach) is actively involved in training. This helps with running drills, and also means that the Coach’s time is not wasted (not all team members like to concentrate at training – and some are positively disruptive and destructive!)
  • Pick up your Managers Kit from the Club (bag containing shirts, game ball, training ball(s), First Aid Kit. Check the kit before you take it – make sure you have the correct number of shirts (incl goalkeeper), correct size ball. If not supplied make sure you get a whistle for the referee and a pump.
  • Get a “Player of the Week” trophy if appropriate. Keep a list of who receives it and make sure everybody gets it (consult with coach – should go to the player who performs to the best of their ability each week – not just the star player). The player keeps it for the week and brings it back on match day.
  • Make a spreadsheet of all team contacts. Form a Group email or group text address list to send the info out weekly.
  • As soon as the Draw is available (in the week before the first game) notify everybody where the first game is, time / oval / field. The players should arrive at the ground NO LATER than 20 minutes before kickoff. Make sure that all players can get there and arrange transport if necessary (some parents need to be in four places at the one time with different kids (soccer, netball, hockey, gymnastics etc).
  • Make a spreadsheet of the full draw when available approximately 3-4 weeks after season commencement and email to all parents. It will be necessary to check this draw as changes will occur on a frequent basis.
  • Make a list of Field Locations to send to parents (including map references). Send copies of maps to parents if you have the facility or via email.
  • The Club will provide a roster for Canteen and Field Duty. Until the full draw is out this may be at short notice. Allocate parents when notified by Roster Co-ordinator and remind them the week before. This is required as part of their registration with NFC and should not fall on a select few. We suggest that if volunteers are not forth coming that the Manager nominates a family for each duty and then the onus is on the families to swap their duty if they cannot fulfil their allocated duty.
  • Make a roster for oranges, sweet treats and Boondah News match report. It works better if the parent who brings the oranges also has other duties for that week as it is the fairest option.
  • Make sure that at least two parents get junior referee accreditation. The team needs to provide a referee for each home game (up to U/11). Get volunteers to attend the Referees Night where the rules are explained.
  • Attend Boondah Canteen early each week to check the team pigeon hole for mail and any other info. There is a box allocated for each team. Give it to the parents at the game. Please note these boxes must be cleared weekly even if you are not playing at home, you may miss valuable information if you only clear your pigeon hole at home games. A quick swing by Boondah on your way out will only take 5 mins!
  • Write a weekly report or allocate it to the family who brings the oranges (Suggested option) each week and send to Boondah News – boondahnews@narrabeenfc.com.au or click the link on the website. Make it a BRIEF report – noting who you played against, the score, scorers and Player of the Week. Detailed information about the weather and traffic conditions is not required! The kids all love to read about their team and themselves, in print and Ed also loves to get photos when you can.


Your hard working Narrabeen Football Committee can’t be at every field, supervising every person. This is where you come in……. As a Manager of Narrabeen Football Club you also represent our interests and have a responsibility that every player and spectator has an enjoyable experience.

On match day the Manager is responsible for the conduct of the team, coach and spectators. If there are issues with abuse of referees, players or other officials the Manager should intervene in order to calm the situation (having a copy of the Code of Conduct on hand is advisable which can be found on our website). If at a home game and the away team supporters become an issue the Manager should speak to the away Manager and attempt to diffuse any issues. If the problem continues or escalates – send a report to the NFC Secretary & President to take up the issue with MWFA.

Enjoy your season and thanks for volunteering!