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Edinburgh University Women's Association Football Club

Edinburgh University Women's Association Football Club

Edinburgh Uni Thistle Head Coach

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Role Type

United Kingdom


Posting Date

Jan 17, 2023

Role description

EUWAFC and Boroughmuir Thistle FC are seeking a volunteer Head Coach for our newest team, Edinburgh Uni Thistle, which will compete in the SWFL Central/South East League. We are looking for an enthusiastic, approachable, and committed coach to organise and lead the delivery of sessions for a dedicated group of players, as the team pursues success in its first season.Edinburgh University Women’s Association Football Club (EUWAFC) and Boroughmuir Thistle formed a partnership in 2021 and together we pride ourselves in being the best women’s football set-up in Scotland. EUWAFC have four teams competing within the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and Boroughmuir Thistle have opportunities from age 5 through to adult football and elite SWPL2 level. Edinburgh Uni Thistle is a joint team between these two clubs to extend the player pathway further, and allow players of all abilities and ages within women’s football to continue their development in the sport.We have access to world-class training and playing facilities with multiple 3G, grass and 5-aside pitches at Peffermill Playing Fields.Requirements for the role:Essential:Previous experience of planning and delivering a coaching plan.Ability to attend evening training sessions on Friday evenings and matches on Sundays.Support both clubs in creating an inclusive environment.Approachable with effective communication skills and a positive attitude that will extend to the rest of the team.Be inclusive and support our ethos and commitment to football being for all.Desirable:UEFA C License.Experience of coaching women’s football.Key Responsibilities:Prepare for and lead, training sessions and match preparation.Manage their team during league matches.Evaluation of individual’s / group performance, and identification of key development areas.Ability to adjust coaching techniques based on the strengths and weaknesses of both players and opponents.Benefits:Opportunity to work with and learn from Performance Coaches and enthusiastic, qualified coaches from both EUWAFC and BTFC to advance your learning.Chance to be a part of an exciting, fast-growing partnership between two excellent clubs.Financial assistance with coach education courses from EUWAFC and Sports Union, this allows you to coach the team and complete coaching badges in the process.Coaching Kit bundleAccess to Edinburgh University Sports Union’s Coaching and Volunteering Academy (CPD sessions, nutrition, concussion workshops etc).Access to student priced Pleasance gym membership.Time commitment: 4 hours minimum per week.Please submit your interest via e-mail to Philine Rouwers via —- deadline for applications is the 30th of January 2023.

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