DWPC is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Director of Coaching for our women’s water polo program. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and development of the women’s program. This includes working with the AWL and 1st Division coaches and teams, the U16/U18 coaches and teams, and the Junior Development Coordinator for our Under 12s and 14s programs, to ensure a professional and consistent approach is implemented across all of DWPC's water polo programs.
The role will not have specific responsibility for any one team during the season although it is expected that at the start of the summer season, they will have significant involvement with the Division 1 teams and during the AWL season will work closely with the AWL Coach.
The position has a responsibility for mentoring and educating the next generation of water polo coaches and players. A proven track record in overseeing and implementing water polo programs within clubs at a high level in Australia or internationally is highly desirable.
You must also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be highly organised and have a proven ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
Role Specific Duties
- approximately 15 contact hours per week in Summer season / 5 contact hours per week in Winter season
- working with the Water Polo Director and the Women’s Operation Director, have knowledge and oversight of the teams, players and coaches in the Women’s Program
- in collaboration with JD Director, oversee the establishment of a Skills Development Program for U12s and U14s. Assist with running skill development sessions/holiday camps as required
- in collaboration with the senior coaches in the program, develop consistent plays and training plans for 16s to AWL to ensure consistency of development and progression
- develop training plan for coaches and mentor coach development
- assist with talent identification and development pathways within DWPC, and externally to WPNSW and NSWIS for players and coaches
- establish relationships with key stakeholders: WPNSW, NSWIS, WPA and other NSW Clubs
- assist AWL Coach during the AWL Season
In summary DWPC is looking for someone who is motivated, enthusiastic and genuinely loves the sport of water polo. You could be either an experienced senior coach, or a suitably qualified assistant who wants the opportunity to take their coaching career to the next level. If this sounds like you please apply!
To discuss the role in more detail, please contact Sally Gates, Women’s Operations Director on 0431 923 723 or Womens.Operations.DWPC@gmail.com
Drummoyne Water Polo Club (DWPC) is built on the values of participation, competition and community. Formed in 1904, it is one of Australia's largest water polo clubs with over 25 teams from junior boys and girls to Australia Water Polo League (AWL) men's and women's teams.
DWPC is supported by an enthusiastic extended community of supporters, volunteers and sponsors in one of the idyllic waterfront water polo pool venues in Sydney.