Selwyn United seek head coach and assistant for Southern League campaign

Southern League club Selwyn United are recruiting a head coach and assistant coach for the new season following the departure of last season’s coach, Lee Padmore.

Padmore (34) has been appointed as the new academy director for the Wellington Phoenix.

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Selwyn United have now invited applications for the two roles with their men’s first team, with a deadline of Friday January 26, 2024.

The 1,400-member Canterbury club say they offer some of the best facilities in their region, and are committed to fostering talented players to ultimately play for their first team or for professional clubs.

“The Stallions have a long-standing legacy of competing amongst the top teams in the region and we are looking to push on with this legacy in the Southern and National League,” they say.

The head coach will work alongside the club’s director of football to ensure that first team training programmes, development pathways, football delivery, and on-field results are successful. The head coach will report to the club’s board.

Head coach requirements

  • A minimum accredited OFC/NZF B Licence or international equivalent.
  • A proven record of coaching success.
  • A commitment to supporting SUFC’s development pathways.
  • A vision for how to achieve excellence with the Stallions through a clear footballing philosophy.
  • Commitment to three training sessions per week and attendance at matches (with some travel required for away matches).
  • A positive attitude and hunger to succeed.
  • A clear communication style with the ability to translate their footballing philosophy to on-field success with players.
  • Strong organisation and planning skills.
  • An overall strong work ethic and character that is reflective of, and promotes, the SUFC way.

The club says remuneration will be negotiated with the board and will depend on experience

Assistant coach requirements

The assistant coach will work alongside the head coach and director of football to ensure that first team training programmes, development pathways, football delivery, and on-field results are successful. The assistant coach will report to the Head Coach.

  • A minimum accredited OFC/NZF C Licence or international equivalent.
  • A proven record of running training sessions and getting the best out of players.
  • A commitment to supporting SUFC’s development pathways.
  • The ability to support the head coach’s football philosophy and implement this on the pitch.
  • Strong communication skills, particularly in communicating the tactical vision to be understood and effected by the players.
  • Commitment to three training sessions per week and attendance at matches (with some travel required for away matches).
  • A positive attitude and hunger to succeed.
  • Strong organisation and time management skills.
  • An overall strong work ethic and character that reflects, and promotes, the SUFC way.

How to apply

Email CV and cover letter to club president Stan de Rooy at [email protected].

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