Role of Coaches and Managers

Volunteer coaches and managers are critical to the running of Seaforth FC. Without the time and energy that all coaches and managers give to their team, there simply wouldn’t be a club.

Coaches lead their teams training sessions during the week and manage the team on game days. The manager is responsible for team communication, liaison with Seaforth FC through the relevant Age Coordinator and assigning team duties (e.g. who’s bringing the half-time jelly snakes) during the season.

For managers we have lots of information on our website on our Information for Managers page (very useful for coaches too).

For coaches we have excellent Resources for Coaches available on our website, as well as details of our Coach Development Team, our Objectives for Coaches and Coaching Courses.

Seaforth FC truly hopes you have a enjoyable, fun-filled and exciting season.

Registration Information

Along with players, all team coaches and managers need to register through FFA Play Football and also receive a Working With Children (WWC) Clearance (U18 and below only) from the NSW Government. The WWC Clearance is a mandatory requirement that was introduced in 2018, with each clearance valid for 5 years.

The following are the key steps to register to play football for Seaforth FC:

  • Read the instructions in General Information & Fees and the Registration Guide.
  • Prepare a digital new ‘passport-type’ photo.
  • Complete the online WWC Clearance through Service NSW
  • Visit a Service NSW office in person ASAP to complete the request process.  It can then take up to 6 weeks after your visit for the WWC id to be issued … and you cannot be a registered coach or manager without it!  No WWC ID means that you’ll miss all the critical pre-season communications.
  • Visit FFA Play Football to register as a coach or manager.

For further information, please refer to the FFA Play Football information and FAQs or contact the relevant Age Coordinator.

Next Steps

Soon after the registration period has closed and grading has been completed, the Age Coordinator will notify all registered players of the teams. Once the teams have been released, it is the responsibility of each team to complete the following next steps:

  • Contact the Training Ground Coordinator to select a suitable date and location for the teams weekly training session.
  • The manager and/or coach must attend the Information Session to learn about the season ahead and collect their teams gear (training balls, match ball, training bids, cones and player jerseys and socks).

For any questions or issues that arrive prior to and during the season, the team manager can contact the relevant Age Coordinator for assistance and support.