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Coaching Application
Do you have a child playing in this team?
Are you a past/present member of EAJFC?
Do you hold a current Coaches Accrediation

If yes, what is your Accreditation number

Do you hold a current Working with Children's card (WWC)

If yes, what is your WWC number


Please give a description of your football experience

Please give a description of your coaching experience

What is your motivation for wanting to coach this group

How will you ensure good line of  communication with players and parents

What are your thoughts on the interchange bench and player rotations

In your opinion what makes a great coach in this age group

Outline below your coaching philosophy

Coaches Code of Conduct

  • I will abide by the AFL Coaches Code of Conduct, the AFL Rules of the game and the Rules and Codes of Conduct of EAJFC and FDJFL.

  • I will at all times operate within the spirit of the game and understand and practice fair play. I will also teach and encourage the players to do the same.

  • I will remember that players participate for pleasure, and winning is only part of the fun.

  • I will avoid overplaying the talented players aiming to maximize participation and enjoyment for all players regardless of ability and ensure all players are given the equal game time in accordance with club policy.

  • I will ensure that the time players spend with me is a positive experience in a positive environment, where skilled learning and development are priorities and not overshadowed by a desire to win.

  • I will recognize that all players are deserving of fair game time, attention and opportunities from the lowest skilled player to the highest skilled player.

  • I will have due consideration for varying maturity and ability levels of my players when designing practice schedules, practice activities and involvement in competition

  • I will be reasonable in the demand I make on the time commitments of the players in my care, having due consideration for their health and wellbeing.

  • I will attend any coaching development course provided by EAJFC.

  • I will not verbally or physically abuse, intimidate, or use threatening behaviour or language towards players.

  • I will refrain from unnecessary physical contact with players in my care. Any physical contact with a young person will be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill and development

  • I will show concern and caution towards sick or injured players and recognizes the significance of the injury or illness. I will seek and follow the advice of a club First Aid Trainer or a Physician, whichever is appropriate, in the circumstances concerning the return of an injured or ill player to training or competition. If a player has been under treatment from a physician I will request a certificate from that physician allowing the player to resume training or playing.

  • I will stress and monitor safety always and ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players

  • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person and all other individuals within the context of my involvement in Australian Football and EAJFC, including refraining from any discriminatory practices on the basis of ability, gender, race, religion, ethnic background or special ability/disability.

  • I will not verbally or physically abuse, intimidate or use threatening behaviour or language towards EAJFC committee persons or representatives of the league, coaches, game day officials, parents or spectators including all players, representatives, parents and spectators of other clubs.

  • I will at all times, actively foster and display control, respect, professionalism and appropriate sporting behaviour towards all coaches, game day officials, club committee and administrators, parents, spectators and media, regardless of whether they are EAJFC or from other clubs.

  • I will obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date and informed regarding sound principles of coaching, skill development and the principles of growth and development of young people recognizing that these are factors relating to the welfare of my players.

  • I reject the use of performance enhancing substances in sport and will abide by the guidelines set forth in the AFL Drug Policy.


Please understand that should an alleged breach of the EAJFC Code of Conduct occur, the nominated representatives of the committee would investigate it. The representatives will determine whether a breach has occurred and if so, what penalty will be applied. This action is separate to any penalty that may be handed down by the FDJFL for incidents reported to them.

I , hereby commit, to the best of my ability, to uphold and adhere to the EAJFC Coaches Code of Conduct, Operational Rules and Responsibilities and FDJFL Rules and Guidelines. As part of my coaching development I agree to attend any coaching development programs or courses provided by EAJFC. 

I confirm that I have read and understood the attachments to this application form, I understand that as an integral component of my acceptance as a coach I must maintain a standard of behaviour and conduct that is in the best interests of the club, the game, the players in my care and all other volunteers and club members. In representing myself in an honest manner and without bringing the coaching profession, the Club or the Game in disrepute, I will endeavour to uphold all of this to the best of my ability:

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