Junior Football Manager

Eastern Football Netball League

  • Boronia Victoria Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 27 Jan 2022
Applications 0


Child Safety Mission Statement

The Eastern Football Netball League is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in our care. We seek to promote and protect the rights of all children in our care and prevent abuse from occurring by fostering a child safe culture. The welfare of the children in our care will always be our priority and the EFNL has a zero tolerance to child abuse. The affiliated Clubs that provide football/netball to children and young people will present environments and experiences that always consider and put measures in place to ensure the safety of children.

This position requires the successful applicant to pass a Police Check and pass and hold/obtain a WWCC (employee).


The EFNL has developed a position of considerable strength and standing in the delivery of community sport.

Each season the league conducts in excess of 4,500 matches involving over 500 football teams, 100 netball teams and 15,000 registered players. Female participants now represent just under 25% of total participants.  The strength and integrity of the competition continues to be underpinned by the quality of the EFNL’s Clubs and the integrity in which the competitions are managed and played.

The Junior Manager is responsible for the smooth operation of the leagues junior football competitions, providing football services, administrative support, and guidance to clubs.

The role requires a willingness to establish and maintain strong lines of communication with clubs and other stakeholders.  The successful applicant will display skills in conflict resolutions and the ability to handle issues and a timely manner.

The position will require a team player who is a good communicator and can work closely with clubs and staff members across all areas of the League.

Our Values: 

  • Community
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Excellence

Key Relationships

Reports to:

  • General Manager - Football Operations 

Other Key Relationships:

  • EFNL Clubs
  • EFNL Staff
  • Interleague coaches and officials
  • Council, sponsors, and volunteers.
  • AFL Victoria staff - Participation Coordinators
  • Game Day / Play HQ
  • Hawthorn and other metropolitan leagues

Key Responsibilities

Competition Management

  • Deliver a graded junior community football competition for all ages and standards of football.
  • Oversee the administration and management of all junior Competitions (Male and Female).
  • Maintain the leagues By Laws, rules and regulations and update as required
  • Work cooperatively with the leagues Junior Advisory

Club Communication and Management

  • Provide advice, training, and support to clubs to ensure that each remains competent and viable.  Club development is an increasingly important aspect of the role
  • Work collaboratively with the football development managers to identify key opportunities for sustainable growth and deliver participation targets via Auskick and school programs


  • Manage the league’s Junior representative program


  • Continue to review and research initiatives to improve the playing experience for all participants
  • Develop strategies to drive female participation and multicultural engagement.
  • Support other EFNL staff in the implementation of their roles
  • Maintain ongoing effective working relationships with AFL Victoria and maximize the services on offer to the league and its clubs
  • Manage EFL Junior events within revenue and expenditure budgets
  • Manage and deliver accurate timely reporting to the General Manager- Football Operations

Major Accountabilities


  • Club health - viability and sustainability
  • Participation growth targets are developed and achieved
  • Rules of the competition and by-laws remain appropriate and are effectively maintained.
  • Junior Interleague squads are properly managed and competitive
  • The female competitions grow, thrive and are sustainable into the future
  • The leagues junior finals series are managed effectively, and budgets attained
  • On field and off behaviour – key statistics
  • Competition competitiveness / regrading

Key Selection Criteria


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (Education, Business, Sports Management)
  • Established background in the operation of an effective sporting organization or business
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills and experience in conflict resolution
  • Demonstrates innovation and willingness to challenge convention
  • Capacity to influence people and manage an extensive network of volunteers
  • A high degree of attention to detail
  • Demonstrated personal initiative and ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Developed IT skills particularly in Word, Excel and PowerPoint,
  • A preparedness to work extended hours including weekends during periods when matches are fixtured
  • Passion for community football.
  • Current Victorian Driver Licence
  • Valid Working with Children Check


  • Understanding of the community football landscape, in particular junior pathways.
  • Previous experience working with SportsTG database
  • Level 1 Coaching Accreditation or willingness to achieve this level as a minimum
  • Knowledge of the League and proximity to the competition

A flexible remuneration package will be negotiated with the right applicant.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Essential Requirements

Desirable Criteria


Application Instruction

To apply please click on the "Apply Now" button below. Applications close 5pm Thursday 27th January 2022.

Please submit your 2-3 page resume and a cover letter which addresses the key job criteria above.  Any enquiries should be emailed directly to enquiries@efnl.org.au

Interviews will commence once the application period closes, please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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