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Opportunity for female coaches in SA

Monday, 11 April 2016 | Athletics South Australia



Athletics SA was fortunate to receive a grant from the Australian Sports Commission in partnership with the Australian Government Office for Women, to assist female coaches within athletics to reach their full potential. 

Coaching has been identified as a critical area for action at all levels of athletics in South Australia. In particular, there is a need to engage more women as accredited coaches and as leaders within athletics clubs and centres. Through the study conducted by One Eighty Sports and Leisure Services on behalf of Little Athletics SA last year, the lack of available skilled coaches was identified as one of the primary barriers to retention and increasing participation in athletics in South Australia.

This grant will enable up to 40 South Australian females to undertake the Athletics Australia Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach course (normally $250) or Level 2 Advanced Coach - Event Group Specific course (valued at $150) and a Professional Development Workshop.  

We would like to invite our club committees to promote this opportunity to any members who they believe would be suitable candidates. We also invite all Little Athletics centre committees to promote this opportunity to all parents and members.

Level 2 Course (two day course). 

·         Saturday October 15th and Sunday October 16th, 2016     8:30am to 5pm  

Location: SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace, Mile End, SA 5031

Details of the Professional Development Workshop will be emailed to the successful applicants later in the year.

REQUIREMENTS: Females aged 18 years or over may apply for this grant.

PRE REQUISITES: Currently Registered Level 1 Community Athletics Coach*

*Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) is available. Please contact us, if you believe your qualifications are suitable to receive RPL.

*For any coaches or interested participants wishing to apply to receive this grant, and have not yet completed the Level 1 Community Athletics Coach, there is either the opportunity to complete the Level 1 Community Coach on the following upcoming dates: Sunday July 3rd 2016, Saturday September 10th 2016 or apply for *Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

If any of your female current coaches and members are interested in being a recipient of this grant, please encourage them to complete the application at the following links: 

Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach

Level 2 Advanced Coach - Event Group Specific

For any questions, please email our Pathways Coordinator at 








Athletics South Australia
PO Box 84, Torrensville Plaza SA 5031
SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace Mile End, South Australia, 5031

P +61 08 8354 3477
F +61 08 8354 1219