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  • 12-16 YEARS OLD (Development Squads
  • 17-19 YEARS OLD (European Qualification)



As part of the GFA Technical and strategic review, we are asking suitably qualified part-time coaches to apply for the below positions in our various Elite Youth age groups.

These age groups will be split into two distinct groups:

  1. Elite Development squads-12-16 years.
  2. International Youth squads-17-19 years.

It is anticipated that these roles will be conducted on a part-time and on an hourly rate basis. It is anticipated that we will engage up to 10 successful candidates once the process is completed.


Professional Qualities:

Development Squads

  1. Current Football Leaders award, or higher.
  2. Current Safeguarding certificate.
  3. Current First Aid certificate.
  4. Background in Developing and coaching young players within and including the last 3 years.
  5. Background in analysis and or strength and conditioning desirable.
  6. Recent criminal records check or willing to undergo.

European Qualification Squads

  1. Minimum-recognised current Level 2, B Licence or above.
  2. Working towards B Licence will also be considered.
  3. Current Safeguarding certificate.
  4. Current First Aid certificate.
  5. Background in Developing and coaching youth players within and including the last 3 years.
  6. Background in analysis and or strength and conditioning desirable.
  7. Having already completed and or willing to undergo criminal records checks.



Personal Qualities

  1. Demonstrate Football specific knowledge.
  2. Good communication and presentational skills.
  3. Ability/experience of working with parents and Club coaches
  4. Reporting skills.
  5. Ability to demonstrate IT skills.
  6. Must be fluent in the English language.



Applicants who meet the above criteria are asked to:


  1. Submit their qualifications and Current CV via email to the GFA's Technical Director: by no later than 6th January 2020 (applications received after this date will not be considered).\
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to participate in a short formal interview and present their CV/ portfolio via power point to the Technical Director.
  3. Shortlisted applicants will be required to coach a 40min session with GFA or Club youth players at the Victoria Stadium.
  4. This coached session will form part of the Summative process and be formally assessed by the GFA Technical Director and a member of the FAW CE staff.
  5. Successful applicants will be offered positions as soon as the process has been completed (Feb 2020)
  6. Renumeration will be based on current qualifications (£10, £12, £15 per hour)
  7. Successful applicants will be expected to work a minimum of 6-10 hrs per week.


If you should have any further enquiries, please contact the GFA at our Offices in Irish Town or e-mail: