Wednesday 4th January 2023

Head Coach – Edinburgh Uni Thistle

Edinburgh Uni Thistle 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 in the SWFL pyramid.

Edinburgh Uni Thistle 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 in the SWFL pyramid.

Voluntary.

EDINBURGH UNI THISTLE HEAD COACH 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.

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Club: Edinburgh University Women’s Association Football Club and
Boroughmuir Thistle FC

Role Title: Edinburgh Uni Thistle Head Coach

Responsible to: Club’s Executive Committee

Requirements for 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 bundle

Access to Edinburgh University Sports Union’s Coaching and

Volunteering Academy (CPD sessions, nutrition, concussion workshops
etc).

Access to student priced Pleasance gym membership.

 

Applications: Please submit your interest via e-mail to Philine Rouwers via
football.women@ed.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is 4th of January 2023.

Time commitment: 4 hours minimum per wee

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